Health inequalities: progress and next steps
This document outlines the Government’s approach to hit the 2010 health inequalities Public Service Agreement targets, assessing what has and has not worked, and setting the direction of travel beyond 2010.
The partial equality impact assessment sets out some of the current health inequalities and potential interventions to reduce and eliminate these inequalities.
· Health Inequalities:Progress and Next Steps (PDF, 1186K) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_085307?IdcService=GET_FILE&dID=166592&Rendition=Web
· Equality Impact Assessment - Health Inequalities: Progress and Next Steps (PDF, 1131K)
Foreword by the Secretary of State
2. Meeting the 2010 target
Setting the first ever national health inequalities targets
Evidence of what works and supporting delivery
Next steps: maintaining the focus to 2010
3. The influences on health
Early years and parenting
The impact of equality
Using work to improve well-being and tackle health inequalities
Promoting mental health to tackle health inequalities
Coordinating action on the influences on health
4. The lives people lead
Multiple risk factors for poor health
5. The services people use
The role of primary care services in reducing health inequalities
Commissioning in partnership
Making services equitable
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