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Global Symposium: The Role of Physicians and National Medical Associations in Addressing the Social Determinants of Health and Increasing Health Equity.
On the recommendation of the Council of the World Medical Association (WMA), the British Medical Association (BMA), Candian Medical Association (CMA), World Medical Association, and the UCL IHE hosted a symposium at BMA House on March 24-25, 2015 in London - to build on work already undertaken on the social determinants of health, and to discuss the role of physicians and National Medical Associations (NMA) in addressing these significant issues.
The objectives of the meeting were to:
- produce a report outlining actions that can be undertaken by physicians at the clinical level to address the health inequities of their patients and communities
- develop recommendations for national medical associations on health equity actions at the national and international level
- establish an international network and knowledge exchange platform for sharing policy innovations, clinical practices, and education and training programs for addressing the social determinants of health and health equity.
By assembling key players from various national medical associations, participants were able to share their successes both clinical and policy focused, and learn from the experiences of other countries.
Read the resulting report, produced by the Canadian Medical Association.
To see related documents and presentations from the event you can visit our dedicated symposium page - If you have any questions about the event, or would like to submit related documents, please contact Patricia Hallam - firstname.lastname@example.org
UCL Health and Society Summer School 2015: Social Determinants of Health
An in-depth assessment of the social determinants of health from a global research, policy and governance perspective. Participants will have numerous opportunities for discussion over the one week course.
The summer school is organised by the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. It provides an indepth assessment of the social determinants of health from a global research, policy and governance perspective. Participants will have numerous opportunities for discussion over the one week course.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot will open the summer school with a presentation on the social determinants of health and close the week with a lecture and discussion on national and international policy development.
Institute Events 2010-2014
Launch Event - Addressing social determinants of health and the health divide in Europe: Moving from Why to How
A symposium to mark the launch of the final report of the Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region is being held at 11.30 to 16.30 on Wednesday the 30th October at BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1.
The event is now full, however it will be available to watch via a live webfeed throughout the day.
Global Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
The World Health Organisation convened the World Conference on the Social Determinants of Health, from 19th-21st October, in Rio de Janeiro.
The Conference helped build support for national policies to address social determinants of health, and resulted in the Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health.
The Institute of Health Equity team and Michael Marmot participated in the event, including presenting and writing an article for the Lancet, 'Building of the Global Movement for Health Equity: From Santiago to Rio and Beyond'.
Michael Marmot also wrote two blogs about the conference.
A conference run by HAPI in November will help develop the post-Rio agenda.
One Year On
February 11th marked the first anniversary of the publication of the Marmot Review.
Marmot indicators for Local Authorities in England
The London Health Observatory and Marmot Review Team have produced baseline figures for some key indicators of the social determinants of health, health outcomes and social inequality that correspond, as closely as is currently possible, to the indicators proposed in Fair Society, Healthy Lives.
The Marmot Review team released a press release about the new inequalities data.
We received a lot of news coverage after our One Year On event. Below are a few samples, more can be found in the news section.
- Marmot report: how fair is society where you live? (The Guardian)
- Development fears over half of English five-year-olds (BBC News)
- Avoid cuts that will widen gaps in child development, Marmot urges (British Medical Journal)
To mark the anniversary the team also ran and participated in a number of events, assessing local and national implementation, progress and next steps.
10 February 2011: BMA Conference on Health Inequalities - The role of the medical profession.
23 February 2011: Chartered Institute of Environmental Health / Marmot Review Event 'The Public Health White Paper and Local Implementation of the Marmot Review'.
'Fair Society, Healthy Lives' launch conference, 12 February 2010
On 12 February 2010, we launched our report, 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives'.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot was the keynote speaker at the report launch conference. The agenda was framed around the key recommendations of the report:
- Give every child the best start in life
- Enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities and control their lives
- Strengthen the role and impact of ill-health prevention
- Create and develop healthy and environmentally sustainable places and communities
- Ensure a healthy standard of living for all
- Create fair employment and decent work for all
- Marmot Review Regional Partnerships (London and the North West)
- The Way Forward: Professor Sir Michael Marmot