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Challenging health inequalities : from Acheson to 'choosing health'

Author: Elizabeth Dowler; Nick Spencer
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume provides a timely assessment of government policy and progress in tackling health inequalities in the UK over the decade from 1997.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Dowler; Nick Spencer
ISBN: 9781861349002 1861349009 9781861348999 1861348991
OCLC Number: 137313696
Description: xiv, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Progress in tackling health inequalities: a policy maker's reflections --
Inequalities in mortality rates under New Labour --
Explaining inequalities in health: theoretical, conceptual and methodological agendas --
Inequalities in pregnancy and early years and the impact across the life course: progress and future challenges --
Inequalities and ethnicity: evidence and intervention --
Housing conditions and health --
Inequalities in food and nutrition: challenging 'lifestyles' --
Behaving badly? Smoking and the role of behaviour change in tackling health inequalities --
Health inequalities and user involvement --
Gilding the ghetto again? Community development approaches to tackling health inequalities --
A new agenda for social work: tackling inequalities in physical health --
Challenging health inequalities: themes and issues.
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Dowler and Nick Spencer.

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"An excellent, much needed textbook that provides a critical overview of the health inequalities agenda today and what progress has/has not been made." Dr Anne Confopoutos, Liverpool Hope University Read more...

 
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