This report is the latest in the Institute of Health Equity’s work with local authorities across the country on how local areas can implement actions to reduce health inequalities. The public health team in the London Borough of Waltham Forest commissioned the IHE to support theirs, and other local partners’ work to act on health inequalities through addressing the social determinants of health. And through this work enable Waltham Forest to join numerous “Marmot Places” across England and become a “Marmot London Borough”.
The report, A Fairer and Healthier Waltham Forest: Equity and the Social Determinants in Waltham Forest, is based on an assessment of data and local evidence and meetings with stakeholders from across the borough. It was also informed by engagement with the local community, to ensure the voices of the residents fed into the recommendations for their borough. It presents system-wide recommendations to reduce local health inequalities and create a fairer future for residents of Waltham Forest.