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Local action on health inequalities: evidence papers

This research shows the evidence supporting action to reduce health inequalities.

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Local action on health inequalities: introduction to a series of evidence papers

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Evidence review 1: Good quality parenting programmes and the home to school transition

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Evidence review 2: Building children and young people’s resilience in schools

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Evidence review 3: Reducing the number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET)

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Evidence Review 4: Adult learning services

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Evidence Review 5: Increasing employment opportunities and improving workplace health

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Evidence review 6: health inequalities and the living wage

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Evidence review 7: fuel poverty and cold home-related health problems

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Evidence review 8: improving access to green spaces

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Briefing 1a: Good quality parenting programmes

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Briefing 1b: Improving the home to school transition

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Briefing 2: Building children and young people’s resilience in schools

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Briefing 3: Reducing the number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET)

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Briefing 4: Adult learning services

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Briefing 5a: Workplace interventions to improve health and wellbeing

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Briefing 5b: Working with local employers to promote good quality work

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Briefing 5c: Increasing employment opportunities and retention for people with a long-term health condition or disability

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Briefing 5d: Increasing employment opportunities and retention for older people

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Briefing 6: Health inequalities and the living wage

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Briefing 7: Fuel poverty and cold home-related health problems

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Briefing 8: Improving access to green spaces

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Briefing 9: Understanding the economics of investments in the social determinants of health

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Briefing 10: Lessons from experience

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Details

These papers show evidence for interventions on social issues that lead to poor health, including ways to deal with health inequalities. You can use them to get practical tips for dealing with these issues. They also show examples from local areas showing interventions that have been used to improve health. The series includes eight evidence reviews and 14 short briefing papers.

The documents can be used by:

  • local authority professionals whose work has implications for health and wellbeing, such as children’s services and planning services
  • local authorities - particularly directors of public health and their teams - to build health and wellbeing strategies and Joint Strategic Needs Assessments
  • public health teams making a case for action on health inequalities
  • health and wellbeing boards making local public health strategies, including those covering service areas with health implications such as Local Plans and Growth Plans

For more information about health inequalities and ways to remove barriers to public health services, the National Conversation on Health Inequalities explains how local authorities can raise awareness about the need for health equity in their communities.

Published 16 September 2014
Last updated 23 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. Revised introduction published, and added three evidence review documents.
  2. First published.