Friday, February 12, 2010

Fair Society, Healthy Lives: Marmot Review Publishes Final Report

The Review followed the publication of the global Commission on Social Determinants of Health, also chaired by Sir Michael Marmot and published by the WHO. The CSDH advocated that national governments develop and implement strategies and policies suited to their particular national context aimed at improving health equity. The English review is a response to that recommendation and to the government's commitment to reducing health inequalities in England. It concludes that, although health inequalities are normally associated with the poor, sickness and premature death affect everyone below the wealthiest tier of English society.

Click here to view the report or an executive summary.