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Challenging health inequalitiesFrom Acheson to choosing health$
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Elizabeth Dowler and Nick J. Spencer

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348999

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.001.0001

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Inequalities and ethnicity: evidence and intervention

Inequalities and ethnicity: evidence and intervention

(p.94) (p.95) Six Inequalities and ethnicity: evidence and intervention
Challenging health inequalities

Bradby Hannah

Chandola Tarani

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the available evidence on health patterns among ethnic groups in England and considers significant findings from data sets that have become available since the report of the Acheson Inquiry was published. It describes the compounding effects of poorer social circumstances and racism on minority ethnic groups and examines ethnic groups' access to and use of health services. It discusses changes in the responsibilities of public services and the dilemma of general and specific health policies.

Keywords:   health patterns, ethnic groups, Acheson Inquiry, social circumstances, racism, health services, public services, health policies

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