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What is to be done about health inequalities?

Starts: 17:30  19 November 2013
Ends:  19:00  19 November 2013

Part of the Glamorgan Lecture Series

Inequalities in health and well-being within the population of the UK remain a major concern for policy-makers and citizens, and these inequalities appear to be widening.  Over the past thirty years our understanding of health inequalities has increased considerably as new sources of data have become available and new interpretations of what they reveal have been developed.  In spite of this, health inequalities remain stubbornly resistant to improvement.  While there is always more to be known, the problem we face now is how to turn the knowledge we have into effective and equitable policies and actions, both within the health sector and across government.

Ruth Hussey

 Ruth Hussey

In this Glamorgan Seminar we discuss the relationship between what we know and what we can do, and explore what options and opportunities there are for hard-pressed governments, professionals and members of local communities. 

We are also using this event to re-launch the Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Well-Being.


Dr Ruth Hussey
Chief Medical Officer with the Welsh Government
Ruth will focus on the challenges facing government and policy in Wales, and current thinking about how to move towards a more holistic understanding of how health inequalities can be reduced and how and health and well-being can be improved in more disadvantaged communities.

Kate Pickett

Kate Pickett

Professor Kate Pickett
Department of Health Sciences, University of York
Kate will focus on the fundamental importance of socio-economic inequality for health inequality, drawing on lessons and examples from inside and outside the UK of how to address this issue.

Dr Katherine Smith
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
'What do researchers believe will reduce health inequalities and how might these policies be achieved?'

Each speaker will have twenty minutes to present followed by discussion. The talks will commence at 5.30pm. 

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Katherine Smith

Katherine Smith


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This lecture is part of the Glamorgan Lecture series, a joint initiative between the School of Social Sciences and the School of Planning  and Geography.  These events are designed to bring together academics, policy-makers, professionals and members of different communities of place and interest, with an emphasis on open discussion

Committee Rooms, Glamorgan Building

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