health inequality


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health inequality

A generic term for any disparity in health status between the affluent and those who live in poverty. The UK government’s Health Improvement and Modernisation Plan is designed to improve the health and life expectancy of the less well-off to reduce this gap.
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Minister of Health Michael Matheson said: "Reducing health inequality is one of the priorities of this Government.
Over the decades, she has been unrelenting in highlighting the failings of governments in addressing the social determinants of health, and how poverty and low pay are linked to health inequality.
Published this month in the journal Psychological Medicine, the research was undertaken by researchers at Cardiff University's School of Medicine and used data from the Caerphilly Health and Social Needs Cohort Study - a study of health inequality set in the Caerphilly borough.
The announcement means Health Service chiefs have rejected an alternate plan that excluded health inequality indicators and which meant the region could have lost up to PS230m a year.
The report said: "This review emphasises how urgent action is needed to address health inequality across Wales.
A MEETING will today discuss health inequality in Kirklees.
The authors believe the findings, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, show the extent of health inequality in England and the challenges facing communities at a time of economic hardship.
DOCTORS from both sides of the border yesterday called on both governments to end health inequality.
Local authorities with the widest disparities in levels of deprivation also have the biggest health inequality gaps, reaching 22 years in Cardiff and Swansea.
Factors blamed for health inequality are differences in income, employment, education, housing and access to services.
This book brings together new research on health inequality and deprivation with a particular focus on developing countries.

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