Eliminating health inequalities : a matter of life and death

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301846
Title:
Eliminating health inequalities : a matter of life and death
Authors:
Burke, Sara,; Pentony, Sinead
Affiliation:
TASC
Publisher:
TASC
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301846
Additional Links:
http://www.tascnet.ie/upload/file/HealthWeb.pdf
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health has spearheaded a renewed global concern with the social and economic factors that determine health status. Health status and inequalities in health between and within countries are primarily influenced by these factors. This report from TASC critiques these socio-economic factors from an Irish perspective and illustrates how responses to the current economic crisis are having a disproportionate impact on low-income and vulnerable groups. This will have a direct impact on their health status and exacerbate health inequalities in the years ahead. Even in the midst of crisis opportunities exist. This report identifies a wide ranging and comprehensive set of measures that can be used as a blueprint by the new Government to improve the health of the population as a whole and to put public policy on the path to eliminating health inequalities. However, these policy choices need advocates across a wide spectrum of stakeholders and they need to be prioritised and resourced. Our response to health inequalities and indeed health status for all has tended to be dominated by rhetoric rather than action. This report should therefore be used as a resource to wider civil society to make demands for action on health inequalities.
Keywords:
HEALTH INEQUALITY; HEALTH STATUS
ISSN:
9781848401211

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Sara,en_GB
dc.contributor.authorPentony, Sineaden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-18T16:40:25Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-18T16:40:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.issn9781848401211-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/301846-
dc.descriptionThe World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health has spearheaded a renewed global concern with the social and economic factors that determine health status. Health status and inequalities in health between and within countries are primarily influenced by these factors. This report from TASC critiques these socio-economic factors from an Irish perspective and illustrates how responses to the current economic crisis are having a disproportionate impact on low-income and vulnerable groups. This will have a direct impact on their health status and exacerbate health inequalities in the years ahead. Even in the midst of crisis opportunities exist. This report identifies a wide ranging and comprehensive set of measures that can be used as a blueprint by the new Government to improve the health of the population as a whole and to put public policy on the path to eliminating health inequalities. However, these policy choices need advocates across a wide spectrum of stakeholders and they need to be prioritised and resourced. Our response to health inequalities and indeed health status for all has tended to be dominated by rhetoric rather than action. This report should therefore be used as a resource to wider civil society to make demands for action on health inequalities.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTASCen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tascnet.ie/upload/file/HealthWeb.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH INEQUALITYen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH STATUSen_GB
dc.titleEliminating health inequalities : a matter of life and deathen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentTASCen_GB
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