• 24Jan

    9 local actions to reduce health inequalities

     

    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 PickettAddressing Health Inequalities through Greater Social Equality at a Local Level: Implement a Living Wage Policy
    • Professor Edward MelhuishThe Impact of Early Childhood Education and Care on Improved Wellbeing
    • Professor Danny Dorling20mph Speed Limits for Cars in Residential Areas, by Shops and Schools 
    • Professor Clare Bambra: Tackling Health-Related Worklessness: A ‘Health First’ Approach
    • Professor Kwame McKenzieUsing Participatory Budgeting to Improve Mental Capital at the Local Level
    • Professor Tarani Chandola and Dr Andrew JenkinsThe Scope of Adult and Further Education for Reducing Health Inequalities
    • Professor James NazrooEthnic Inequalities in Health: Addressing a Significant Gap in Current Evidence and Policy
    • Professor Hal Kendig and Professor Chris PhillipsonBuilding Age-Friendly Communities: New Approaches to Challenging Health and Social Inequalities
    • Professor Alan MaynardThe Role of Cost-Effectiveness Evidence in Reducing Inequality

    For more information and to read the collection, click here.