Equality and Equity in Public Health

Inequity in the healthcare system is one of the greatest problems of the modern age. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that social factors, including education, employment status, income level, gender and ethnicity, have a marked influence on how healthy a person is. The lower a person’s position in society, the higher their risk of poor health.

In our latest content collection, we provide examples of how inequality and inequity affect the public health of a country, the causes of it, and how officials can best tackle the growing divide in the healthcare system.

All content in this list is free until January 21st 2020. 

On Health Equity
from The Practical Playbook II

The Equality Act 2010
from Fitness for Work: The Medical Aspects

Improving Equity
from Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice (3 edn)

Health Equity
from Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health

Discrimination and Health Inequities
from Social Epidemiology (2 ed.)

Reducing Health Inequalities in Developing Countries
from Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health

Community Action in Informal Settlements: Strategies for Improved Environmental Health and Equity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
from Ensuring a Sustainable Future: Making Progress on Environment and Equity

Urbanization and Marginalization
from Urban Mental Health

Equity and Efficiency in Population Health Science
from Population Health Science

Reasonableness and its definition in the provision of health care
from Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Community-based health care: Setting the scene
from Setting up Community Health Programmes in Low and Middle Income Settings (4 ed.)

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