Tackling health inequities: from concepts to practice, The experience of Västra Götaland
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AbstractDespite remarkable health gains, inequities persist between and within countries in the WHO European Region and Sweden is no exception. Actions to effectively tackle health inequities need to be carried out at all levels of government. Regions have a key role to play in tackling health inequities in that they are close to their populations and have the power and skills to develop efficient public health policies that may contribute in reducing health disparities by changing the distribution of social determinants of health. The report is about the process that the Region of Västra Götaland followed to mainstream the health equity dimension in its regional health plan and which resulted in the Action Plan for Health Equity in Region Västra Götaland. This publication is an account of the factors that made it possible, but it also presents a fair account of the obstacles encountered and the measures to overcome them. The report is a good illustration of how whole-of-government and whole-ofsociety approaches proposed by Health 2020 have been implemented in a real setting.
Unknown author (2014). Tackling health inequities: from concepts to practice, The experience of Västra Götaland. WHO Regional Office for Europe. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/131355
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