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What works in tackling health inequalities?Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse$
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Sheena Asthana

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346742

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.001.0001

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The national policy context

The national policy context

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(p.57) Three The national policy context
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What works in tackling health inequalities?
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Sheena Asthana

Joyce Halliday

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0003

This chapter traces the evolution of policy responses to health inequalities research in Great Britain. It explores the government's response to the recommendations of the Acheson Report and analyses what might be referred to as mid-stream policies in the form of area-based initiatives (ABIs). It also highlights how commitments to evidence-based policy have shaped the policy response and particularly the relative emphasis placed on downstream interventions.

Keywords:   health inequalities, policy responses, Great Britain, Acheson Report, mid-stream policies, area-based initiatives, evidence-based policy

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