This work was commissioned by the public health team at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) in Gwent, Wales. Based on analysis of data and workshops and interviews with stakeholders across the five local authorities in the region: Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.
The report outlines health inequalities in Gwent, and identifies ways to improve the social determinants of health, the drivers of health inequalities. The current context for health and health equity is bleak, with worsening health, widening inequalities and extensive pressures on the NHS and public services, The report shows it is still possible for local areas such as Gwent to take actions to make a difference to their residents, in an era when they most need this support.
The accompanying datapacks (available in PDF format) present figures not included in the main report showing the drivers and impacts of health inequalities and should be read in conjunction with the main report and recommendations.