The scale of health inequalities and what we can do about them
Hosted by NHS Health Scotland
Date: Thursday 21 February
Time: 11.15am – 12.15pm
Room: Alsh Suite 2
As the new public health landscape develops, we know it does so against a backdrop of lowering life expectancy and the existence of health inequalities. As a third sector organisation, you are in a unique position to help change this through your advocacy, campaigning and policy work.
We have some tools that can help you do this. The Scottish Burden of Disease Study could help you understand and convey the scale of the problem of ill health and health inequalities in Scotland. The study shows what we are living with and dying from in Scotland. It also shows how this differs between our poorest and wealthiest areas. The Informing Interventions to reduce health Inequalities Tool can help you see what to do about health and health inequalities. The Tool can help decision makers compare the impact of various policies and interventions on health and health inequalities.
Come to this session to learn more about these tools, how to use them and a bit about what they can tell us about health and health inequalities.