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What works in tackling health inequalities?: Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse

Sheena Asthana

Abstract

In recent years, tackling health inequalities has become a key policy objective in the UK. However, doubts remain about how best to translate broad policy recommendations into practice. One key area of uncertainty concerns the role of local-level initiatives. This book identifies the key targets for intervention through a detailed exploration of the pathways and processes that give rise to health inequalities across the lifecourse. It sets this against an examination of both local practice and the national policy context, to establish what works in health inequalities policy, how and why. The ... More

Keywords: health inequalities, policy objective, policy recommendations, local-level initiatives, key targets, intervention, early years, old age, health outcomes, policy initiatives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346742
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sheena Asthana, author