28 Sep, 2023

Interview with Kate Pickett

Kate Pickett is a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology at the University of York and co-author with Richard Wilkinson of The Spirit Level, a book which uses evidence to demonstrate how inequality is causing many of the problems affecting our societies today. She tells the Equity Channel how inequality affects us all and why it’s time to think outside the box. Why should […]

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OECD calls for stronger evidence on health inequalities

Evidence must play a bigger role in directing work on health inequalities in OECD countries, according a new report. Action to address the inequality in health status and in health care access can only be measured effectively if appropriate health indicators are available.  “These policy objectives require an evidence-based approach to measure progress,” the report […]

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Strong public financing is paramount, say EU economic chiefs

Public finances must be secure and sustainable despite the economic crisis, EU finance ministers have said. They stressed that the necessary structural reforms should be carried out as soon as possible, especially in light of Europe’s changing demographic nature. “The improvement of the long-term sustainability and quality of public finances together with a strong governance […]

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UK aims to reduce socio-economic inequalities

The UK government has introduced legislation which will for the first time require all public bodies to actively work towards reducing inequality. The Equality Bill will require public organisations to report on inequalities concerning gender pay, disability employment, and ethnic minority employment, according to Harriet Harman, UK Minister for Women and Equality. “The Equality Bill […]

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IUHPE calls for papers on major global health promotion issues

The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) has issued calls for papers to be submitted to its official publication, Global Health Promotion, in the following three areas: For further information, please visit the IUHPE website: http://www.iuhpe.org/?page=47&lang=en The 20th World Conference on Health Promotion will be a key event in next year’s calendar. If you would […]

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