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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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Health inequalities during adulthood: policy and practice

Health inequalities during adulthood: policy and practice

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What works in tackling health inequalities?

Sheena Asthana

Joyce Halliday

Policy Press

This chapter examines policy and practice for addressing health inequalities during adulthood. It discusses the key sources of vulnerability including lifestyle, psychosocial health and material living conditions and analyses the evidence base for what works and the relationship of what works to the policy environment. It suggests that the evidence base for interventions targeting psychosocial health and material deprivation is far more tenuous than for behavioural interventions targeting lifestyle.

Keywords:   health inequalities, adulthood, policy and practice, lifestyle, psychosocial health, living conditions, material deprivation, behavioural interventions

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