The Right to Health: Health Inequalities in Scotland

The Health and Social Care Academy has published its latest thinkpiece, The Right To Health: Health Inequalities in Scotland, highlighting the issue of Scotland's growing health inequalities.

The thinkpiece has been produced to coincide with a debate in the Scottish Parliament, led by representatives of the Health and Sport Committee, on the growing disparity between life expectancy in the most deprived and most affluent areas of Scotland.  The thinkpiece highlights:

  • The causes of health inequalities across Scotland
  • The growing interdependence between poverty, health inequalities and long term conditions
  • How to tackle health inequalities, including ensuring that people and the third sector are integral partners in planning and developing successful approaches (see CHEX's Healthy Influences work for more on this issue)

More here.

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