Key Policies For Addressing The Social Determinants Of Health And Health Inequities

Key Policies for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequities
Publisher World Health Organization
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Category Medical
Total Pages 88
ISBN 9789289052658
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Evidence indicates that actions within four main themes (early child development, fair employment and decent work, social protection, and the living environment) are likely to have the greatest impact on the social determinants of health and health inequities. A systematic search and analysis of recommendations and policy guidelines from intergovernmental organizations and international bodies identified practical policy options for action on social determinants within these four themes. Policy options focused on early childhood education and care; child poverty; investment strategies for an inclusive economy; active labour market programmes; working conditions; social cash transfers; affordable housing; and planning and regulatory mechanisms to improve air quality and mitigate climate change. Applying combinations of these policy options alongside effective governance for health equity should enable WHO European Region Member States to reduce health inequities and synergize efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Key Policies for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequities
  • Author : Who Regional Office for Europe,Christoph Hamelmann
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2017-06

Evidence indicates that actions within four main themes (early child development, fair employment and decent work, social protection, and the living environment) are likely to have the greatest impact on the social determinants of health and health inequities. A systematic search and analysis of recommendations and policy guidelines from intergovernmental

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Key Policies for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequities
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017

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Communities in Action
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-27

In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of

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Closing the Gap in a Generation
  • Author : WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health,World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2008

Social justice is a matter of life and death. It affects the way people live, their consequent chance of illness, and their risk of premature death. We watch in wonder as life expectancy and good health continue to increase in parts of the world and in alarm as they fail

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Social Determinants of Health
  • Author : WHO Healthy Cities Project
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2003

Poorer people live shorter lives and suffer higher levels of ill health than the more affluent in society, and this disparity highlights the sensitivity of human health to socio-economic factors. This booklet examines this social gradient in health and explains how psychological and social influences affect physical health and longevity.

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A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Committee on Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-14

The World Health Organization defines the social determinants of health as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age, and the wider set of forces and systems shaping the conditions of daily life." These forces and systems include economic policies, development agendas, cultural and social norms,

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The Economics of Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2013

"This resource book discusses the economic arguments that could (and could not) be put forth to support the case for investing in the social determinants of health on average and in the reduction in socially determined health inequalities. It provides an overview and introduction into how economists would approach the

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Equity  Social Determinants and Public Health Programmes
  • Author : Erik Blas,Anand Sivasankara Kurup,World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2010

This book is a collection of analyses of the social determinants of health that impact on specific health conditions. Stemming from the recommendations of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, promising interventions to improve health equity are presented for the areas of: alcohol-related disorders, cardiovascular diseases, child health and

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The Social Determinants of Mental Health
  • Author : Michael T. Compton,Ruth S. Shim
  • Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01

The Social Determinants of Mental Health aims to fill the gap that exists in the psychiatric, scholarly, and policy-related literature on the social determinants of mental health: those factors stemming from where we learn, play, live, work, and age that impact our overall mental health and well-being. The editors and

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Social Determinants Approaches to Public Health
  • Author : Erik Blas,Johannes Sommerfeld,Anand Sivasankara Kurup
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011

The thirteen case studies contained in this publication were commissioned by the research node of the Knowledge Network on Priority Public Health Conditions (PPHC-KN), a WHO-based interdepartmental working group associated with the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health. The publication is a joint product of the Department of Ethics,

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Social Determinants of Health
  • Author : Dennis Raphael
  • Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01

Genetics and traditional risk factors such as activity, diet, and tobacco use cannot reliably predict whether we stay healthy or become ill. What then are the primary predictors of adult-onset diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, and many other diseases? The social determinants of health provide the answer: these are the socio-economic

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The Political Determinants of Health
  • Author : Daniel E. Dawes
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-24

A thought-provoking and evocative account that considers both the policies we think of as "health policyand those that we don't, The Political Determinants of Health provides a novel, multidisciplinary framework for addressing the systemic barriers preventing the United States from becoming the healthiest nation in the world.

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Health in All Policies
  • Author : Timo Ståhl
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006

This volume, published in the context of the Finnish Presidency of the European Union (EU), aims to highlight how and why the health dimension can and should be taken into account across all government sectors. Particular emphasis is placed on the unique mandate and obligation of the EU to protect

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Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Health Practice
  • Author : Richard Hofrichter,Rajiv Bhatia
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2010

Social justice has always been a core value driving public health. Today, much of the etiology of avoidable disease is rooted in inequitable social conditions brought on by disparities in wealth and power and reproduced through ongoing forms of oppression, exploitation, and marginalization. Tackling Health Inequities Through Public Practice raises

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The Health Gap
  • Author : Michael Marmot
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10

'Splendid and necessary' - Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm, New Statesman There are dramatic differences in health between countries and within countries. But this is not a simple matter of rich and poor. A poor man in Glasgow is rich compared to the average Indian, but the Glaswegian's

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