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Public Policy Approaches to Health Inequalities

Description:

Powerpoint presentation for the Rammelkamp Center for Education and Research Symposium:
Health Disparities: From Genetics to Health Policy
September 27, 2006, Cleveland, Ohio

Presentation overview:

-Health inequalities reflect differences in living conditions
-Living conditions are shaped by public policy decisions concerned with the distribution of economic and social resources
-Health status - and living conditions - differ profoundly among Americans
-The USA has one of the worse population health profiles among developed nations
-The USA has one of the worse public policy profiles among developed nations
-The solution to health inequalities lies in the political sphere

Toolkit:

Health Equity and Social Justice Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Health Equity, Social Justice

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

Dennis Raphael, PhD, School of Health Policy and Management York University, Toronto, Canada

Submitted:

04/27/2009

Modified:

04/27/2009

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Five most recent user comments

1 Stars of 5 - Not Useful
Analysis of the influence of class on health
By Anonymous
This presentation provides some sound analysis on the role of class on health.  However, this tool does not discuss the direct role of race on class and on health.  In addition, the author uses the term – “health inequalities” which is really unequal health status between populations but the author is suggesting that these “inequalities” are born out of social injustice --- inequities should be the term used.