The British Academy for the humanities and social sciences has published 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.
Expert authors and their chapters:
- Professor Kate Pickett: Addressing Health Inequalities through Greater Social Equality at a Local Level: Implement a Living Wage Policy
- Professor Edward Melhuish: The Impact of Early Childhood Education and Care on Improved Wellbeing
- Professor Danny Dorling: 20mph Speed Limits for Cars in Residential Areas, by Shops and Schools
- Professor Clare Bambra: Tackling Health-Related Worklessness: A ‘Health First’ Approach
- Professor Kwame McKenzie: Using Participatory Budgeting to Improve Mental Capital at the Local Level
- Professor Tarani Chandola and Dr Andrew Jenkins: The Scope of Adult and Further Education for Reducing Health Inequalities
- Professor James Nazroo: Ethnic Inequalities in Health: Addressing a Significant Gap in Current Evidence and Policy
- Professor Hal Kendig and Professor Chris Phillipson: Building Age-Friendly Communities: New Approaches to Challenging Health and Social Inequalities
- Professor Alan Maynard: The Role of Cost-Effectiveness Evidence in Reducing Inequality
For more information and to read the collection, click here.