What Works for Health Equity?
How to improve outcomes at a practical and local level: Evidence reviews and briefings by the Institute
In our major reviews we set out a road map for improvements in the Social Determinants of Health, and we recommend action in specific areas of SDH to improve health equity. Following these, and other reviews, we see an abundent and strong evidence base, outlining the need for action on the social determinants of health. The key issue is now to ensure practical implementation.
Our series' of evidence reviews and ‘what works’ briefing papers, commissioned by The Department of Health, and by Public Health England ('Local Action on Health Inequalities'), have reviewed evidence to provide helpful advice for the UK (primarily English) context.
Reviews for the Department of Health
- The Impact of Adverse Experiences in the Home on the Health of Children and Young People, and Inequalities in Prevalence and Effects
- Social Inequalities in the Leading Causes of Early Death - A Life Course Approach
- Improving School Transitions For Health Equity
- Working for Health Equity
Reviews and Briefings for Public Health England
- Local action on health inequalities: practice resources
- Local action on health inequalities: evidence papers
In addition we have a range of materials targeted at helping certain professions to implement recommendations to reduce inequalities in health through the Social Determinants of Health approach, many of which have been co-produced with professional bodies. These include:
Advocacy: Communicating What Works
Our team speak at international and national conferences, participate in roundtables and meet with policy makers, politicians, voluntary sector workers, health practitioners and other influencers. We present findings and ideas at events, appear in media interviews, write articles . We believe this is an essential part of driving change and communicating what works for Health Equity.
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If you would like to see how IHE might help you to take action on the social determinants of health to reduce health inequalities, or if you would like one of our team to attend an event, please get in touch.
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