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The Government’s Response to the Health Select Committee Report on Health Inequalities

Creator:

Department of Health

Subject Keywords: Health inequity
Topic: Health Inequalities
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Type: Report
Region: United Kingdom
Description:

The House of Commons Select Committee published its report on health inequalities on Sunday 15 March 2009. This Command Paper sets out the Government’s response to the conclusions and recommendations of that report.
 
The Government welcomes the Committee’s support and commendation for taking specific action to tackle health inequalities, and for its support for the national health inequalities target. This action has helped to contribute to major improvements in the health of people in disadvantaged groups and areas. Life expectancy has increased over the last 10 years by almost three years for men living in the most disadvantaged (“spearhead”) areas and by almost two years for women in these areas. Infant mortality is at a historic low level, even for disadvantaged groups1. This is a significant achievement.

Date:

01/05/2009

Rights: © Crown Copyright
Suggested citation:

Department of Health. (2009) The Government’s Response to the Health Select Committee Report on Health Inequalities [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/92675 [Accessed: 22nd September 2019].

  

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