Tuesday, June 14, 2011

[EQ] Fair London, Healthy Londoners?

Fair London, Healthy Londoners?

The London Health Commission, 2011

Available online at: http://bit.ly/murzlo


“……..The measurement of health outcomes is central to assessing the success of the strategy….

“……………. The outcomes need to reflect improvement in both the quality and length of life across the social gradient….”

“………….The report provides an overview of current health inequalities in London, both in terms of health outcomes and also in relation to key indicators for the wider social determinants of health. It is intended to illustrate the current situation and to stimulate and inform discussion on the focus for future action across London.


The emphasis in this report on indicators of the social determinants of health reflects the priority given to the “causes of the causes” in Fair Society, Healthy Lives, the report of the strategic review of health inequalities in England post-2010, undertaken by Professor Sir Michael Marmot.


The indicators selected and developed for this report are based on the aspirational national high level indicators proposed in the Marmot Review and relevant links to the Review’s policy recommendations are provided in the Executive Summary and Key Findings to inform discussion on future action.

In looking at these indicators for London, the report provides a range of information about health inequalities in London in terms of place, population groups, health and wellbeing outcomes, children and young people and income. It has been designed to be useful to a wide range of stakeholders in health in London, including individuals, organisations, agencies and partnerships at local, regional and national level.


The data are intended to inform local assessment of need and draw attention to areas where action may be most needed. Summary profile charts for all London boroughs are included in Section 3 of this report, allowing local areas to compare their position to London and England as a whole.

The report fulfils a commitment in the London Health Commission’s (LHC) Prospectus 2009-2012 to propose a new set of high level indicators of determinants of health and wellbeing, and health inequalities…………”



Executive Summary and Key Findings

With links to relevant Marmot Review policy recommendations


Fair Society, Healthy Lives – The Marmot Review of Health Inequalities in England

Healthy Lives, Healthy People

– The Public Health White Paper

The London Health Inequalities Strategy

Choice of Indicators and Data

Indicator 1 Life Expectancy at Birth

Indicator 2 Health Expectancy

Indicator 3 Wellbeing

Indicator 4  Readiness for School

Indicator 5 Young People Not in Education, Employment or Training

Indicator 6  Income Status

Bibliography and  Further Resources


Twitter http://twitter.com/eqpaho

 *      *     *
This message from the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO/WHO, is part of an effort to disseminate
information Related to: Equity; Health inequality; Socioeconomic inequality in health; Socioeconomic
health differentials; Gender; Violence; Poverty; Health Economics; Health Legislation; Ethnicity; Ethics;
Information Technology - Virtual libraries; Research & Science issues.  [DD/ KMC Area]
Washington DC USA

“Materials provided in this electronic list are provided "as is". Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings
and interpretations included in the Materials are those of the authors and not necessarily of The Pan American
Health Organization PAHO/WHO or its country members”.
PAHO/WHO Website
Equity List - Archives - Join/remove: http://listserv.paho.org/Archives/equidad.html
Twitter http://twitter.com/eqpaho


IMPORTANT: This transmission is for use by the intended
recipient and it may contain privileged, proprietary or
confidential information. If you are not the intended
recipient or a person responsible for delivering this
transmission to the intended recipient, you may not
disclose, copy or distribute this transmission or take
any action in reliance on it. If you received this transmission
in error, please dispose of and delete this transmission.

Thank you.

No comments: