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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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Older age: policy and practice

Older age: 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 in addressing health inequalities in older people. It considers efforts to improve the health and well-being of older citizens through lifestyle/behavioural interventions, initiatives that target housing and living standards and initiatives designed to improve access to health and social care. It suggests that older people themselves are more concerned about their independence and quality of life rather than the availability or quality of care services.

Keywords:   health inequalities, older people, policy and practice, lifestyle interventions, behavioural interventions, quality of life, care services

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