This report is the latest in IHE’s series of work in England examining what local areas can do to implement the right approaches to reduce health inequalities.
The report is based on local evidence presented to the Health Equity Commission in Lancashire and Cumbria, as well as from workshops, interviews and conversations with local stakeholders.
The recommendations present an opportunity to move to reduce health inequalities through action on their social and economic drivers and create a hopeful future for future generations in Lancashire and Cumbria. The recommendations are based on moving from a reactive approach – responding to need and with funding for short-term projects with limited impacts – to implementing system-wide approaches and consistently working with partners beyond the NHS to achieve long-term reductions in health inequalities through action on the wider determinants of health.
As well as places, IHE is also working with the community and voluntary sector, health care organisations and businesses.