Reducing Health Inequalities
What Do We Really Know About Successful Strategies?
8–9 May 2009
“….socioeconomic status which enhance inequalities in health outcomes are a growing problem. The result is a loss of educational and economic competences in large parts of the population which reduces the economic prosperity of the whole country. Therefore, tackling health inequalities and implementing health equity strategies are the main objectives of public health policy in welfare states around the globe.
The conference will focus on the comparative analysis of public health strategies in different states.
The leading questions are:
- What do we know about the interaction of welfare regimes and health outcomes?
- Do regime types influence the results of health equity strategies?
- Do they have consequences for the overall burden of disease?
- Which strategy is appropriate in order to reduce health inequalities?
- How can the particularly heavy burden of disease faced by families, children, adolescents, the elderly, the migrant population,
and other vulnerable parts of the population in low economic and educational status be reduced?
- What do we really know about successful strategies?
Friday, 8 May
09.30 h Opening
Michael Zürn, Dean of the
Bertram Häussler, Director of IGES Institute
Frank Lehmann, Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung
10.00 h Plenary Session
Welfare States and Their Public Health Strategies
Klaus Hurrelmann: Why should we tackle health inequalities?
Espen Dahl: Health inequalities related to types of welfare states
Richard Brown: Health inequalities and public health in the
Seppo Koskinen: Health inequalities and public health in
14.00 h Workshops
Public Health Strategies for Families of Low Socioeconomic Status
Alexandra Sann: Early prevention: Health care and welfare services
Maya Mulle: Public health strategies for women in
Muhamad Zakria Zakar: Public health strategies for families in
Health Inequalities Among Children and Adolescents
Matthias Richter: Health inequalities among children and adolescents
Alessio Zambon: Welfare regimes and health inequalities in adolescence
Patrick West: Equalisation of health in youth
Laura Kestilä: Life-course determinants of health, health behaviour, and
health inequalities in adulthood
Leena Koivusilta: Critical periods in the development of educational
careers: implications for health inequality
Public Health Strategies for Vulnerable Groups of the Population
Ullrich Bauer: Public health strategies for vulnerable groups
Orna Baron-Epel: Inequalities in health in vulnerable populations in
Nico Dragano: Occupational health of elder workers in
Angie Hart: Resilient therapy: Parent-professional communities
Andreas Mielck: Tackling health care disparities
18.00 h Keynote Lecture
Ilona Kickbusch: The growing burden of disease: Reaching out for a global health diplomacy
Saturday, 9 May
09.30 h Plenary Session
Welfare States and Health Equity Strategies
Clare Bambra: Welfare states and health equity policies
Bertram Häussler: Reducing inequalities in supply with health care services
11.00 h Keynote Lecture
Martin McKee: Reducing health inequalities – What do we really know about successful strategies?
12.00 h Discussion
Starting with invited statements by the plenary speakers
Clare Bambra, Richard Brown, Espen Dahl, Bertram Häussler, Ilona Kickbusch, Seppo Koskinen
13.00 h End of the Conference
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