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Improving Equity in Health by Addressing Social Determinants

The Commission on Social Determinants of Health knowledge Networks, Lee, J. H. and Sadana, R. Health equity This recently published book highlights actions to improve health equity based on findings from the nine global Knowledge Networks that were establ ...

Research for Universal Health Coverage

World Health Organization (WHO) Access to health services Universal health coverage ensures everyone has access to the health services they need without suffering financial hardship as a result. In December 2012, a UN resolution was passed encouraging gov ...

Health and the 2008 Economic Recession: Evidence from the United Kingdom

Astell-Burt, T. and Feng, X. Economic recession The economic recession which began in 2008 has resulted in a substantial increase in unemployment across many countries, including the United Kingdom. Strong association between unemployment and poor health ...

Urban Physical Environments and Health Inequalities: A Scoping Review of Interventions

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) Factors influencing health This scoping review is the second report in a two part-series on urban physical environments and health inequalities by the Canadian Population Health Initiative (CPHI). It builds ...

Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Economic inequality, Income, Earnings, Household, Taxation In the three decades prior to the recent economic downturn, wage gaps widened and household income inequality increased in a large maj ...

Income-Related Inequalities in Health Service Utilisation in 19 OECD Countries, 2008- 2009

Devaux, M. and de Looper M. Inequality, Health service This Working Paper examines income-related inequalities in health care service utilisation in OECD countries. It extends a previous analysis (Van Doorslaer and Masseria, 2004) to 2008-2009 for 13 coun ...

Levels & Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2013

UNICEF Child Mortality Estimation In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children worldwide – 18 000 children per day – died before reaching their fifth birthday, according to a new report released today by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Wor ...

Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Profile: Ireland

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Country profile, Country health, Benchmarking The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) is a collaborative project of nearly 500 researchers in 50 countries led by the Institute for Health Metrics and E ...

Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Country Profiles

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Country profile, Country health, Benchmarking Global Burden of Disease (GBD) country profiles provide customized reports that summarize changes in countries’ health between 1990 and 2010. First, the profiles hig ...

Information and communication technology in patient education and support for people with schizophrenia

Välimäki, M., et al Psychoeducational interventions, ICT, Education, Support, Schizophrenia, Psychosis Information and Communication Technology (ICT) includes the use of computers, telephones, television and radio, video and audio recordings. It consists ...

Health Inequalities

Scambler, G Nature, Health inequalities The evidence bearing on the nature and extent of health inequalities documented globally and in the UK is addressed, twin foci within the UK being (a) associations between socioeconomic classification and health and ...

Health Inequalities: A Response to Scambler

Coburn, D. Social structural, olitical determinants, Health inequalities Scambler presents an interesting selective review of the health inequalities literature. I leave to others a critique of his explanatory model. I focus, rather, on his main point: th ...

A Hole in Our Thinking: A Response to Scambler's 'Health Inequalities

Cockerham, W.C. Social structure, Society Marxist-oriented theory in medical sociology over the last twenty years or so has fallen into decline and perhaps even disrepair since the collapse of state socialism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. ...

'Between the Devil and Deep...': A Response to Cockerham and Coburn

Scambler, G. Health inequalities My review article on health inequalities benefitted early on from the helpful, detailed and occasionally critical comments of two of the anonymous referees approached by the editors of Sociology of Health and Illness; a th ...

’The Children Left Behind: A league table of inequality in child well-being in the world’s rich countries’

UNICEF Child health This report presents an overview of inequalities in child well-being for 24 of the world’s richest countries.Three dimensions of inequality are examined including; material well-being, education, and health. Health Inequalities ...

Communicating the Social Determinants of Health: Scoping Paper

Daghofer, D. Media This report was prepared for the Canadian Reference Group on social determinants of health (CRG), supported by the Strategic Initiatives and Innovations Directorate, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch, Public Health ...

Health in All Policies: The South Australian Approach

Government of South Australia Health policies Health in All Policies (HiAP) is about promoting healthy public policy. It is a way of working across government to encourage all sectors to consider the health impacts of their policies and practices, and at ...

International Society for Equity in Health

International Society for Equity in Health Health equality Health equity is an ethical value, inherently normative, based on the principle of distributive justice and in line with the principles of human rights. However, it is necessary to banish the illu ...

Levels and trends in child mortality 2015

UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, UN-DESA Population Division Child Mortality The United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN-IGME) updates child mortality estimates annually for monitoring progress. This report presents the UN-IGME’s late ...

Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health, 2016-2030

World Health Organization (WHO) Women's health, Child health, Adolescent health, The new Global Strategy aims to achieve the highest attainable standard of health for all women, children and adolescents, transform the future and ensure that every new ...