04 Mar, 2024

About us

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Welcome to the Equity Channel website. Its purpose is to help you connect with us and other interested people across the globe who want to see action on the social determinants of health. We are an international collaboration of organisations committed to work to do something about that.

Our question for you is: why treat people without changing the things which makes them sick?

Our aim is to help bring about the changes that will mean greater health equity for all – fair health. We aim to stimulate and support changes in policies at international, national and local levels, plus bring together involvement from people from all backgrounds and communities. We can always learn more, but know enough to act already.

The World Health Organisation has received a report from its Commission on the Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) which shows the widespread health inequalities that exist between and within countries. This is not just about poor health among poor people, important though that is. The report shows a clear link between quality of life and health across all people and communities, known as the health gradient.

The report concludes:

“(The) toxic combination of bad policies, economics, and politics is, in large measure responsible for the fact that a majority of people in the world do not enjoy the good health that is biologically possible.”

So we are working for that majority of people.

Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Chair of the CSDH, says:

“Following our recommendations would dramatically improve the health and life chances of billions of people.”

So we are working for those billions of people.

We invite you to use this site as one gateway through which you can help. You can find out moresee what we are doingconnect with ushave your say. You can also translate any pages of this website if you would prefer to read them in another language.

Together we can connect for fair health.