"If you could do one thing..." Nine local actions to reduce health inequalities

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The British Academy presents a collection of opinion pieces on health inequalities from leading social scientists. Each of the authors has written an article, drawing on the evidence base for their particular area of expertise, identifying one policy intervention that they think local authorities could introduce to improve the health of the local population and reduce health inequalities.

Pickett K, Melhuish E, Dorling D, Bambra C, McKenzie K, Chandola T, Jenkins A, Nazroo J, Kendig H, Phillipson C, Maynard A.  "If you could do one thing..." Nine local actions to reduce health inequalities. London: The British Academy; 2014. Available at: http://www.britac.ac.uk/policy/Health_Inequalities.cfm


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27/01/2014

The report seeks to help local policymakers improve the health of their communities by presenting evidence from the social sciences that can help reduce inequalities in health. With a foreword from Sir Michael Marmot, the report further explores what The Marmot Review confirmed: that socio-economic inequalities affect health outcomes and that there is a social gradient in health. In some senses this is a social sciences dialogue companion to The Marmot Review.

With the current structural changes to public health in England, we hope that this report will be a useful source of information on the evidence base for local policymakers and Directors of Public Health.


Pickett K, Melhuish E, Dorling D, Bambra C, McKenzie K, Chandola T, Jenkins A, Nazroo J, Kendig H, Phillipson C, Maynard A.

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