Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 August 2006

610 Pages | 46 black and white line illustrations, and a 2 side colour plate section


ISBN: 9780198520832

Bookseller Code (AU)

Public Health Evidence

Tackling health inequalities

Edited by Amanda Killoran, Catherine Swann, and Michael P Kelly
With Advisory Editors Simon Ellis, Astero Kanaris, Antony Morgan, Louise Millward, Bhash Naidoo, and Loraine Taylor

  • Describes trends in health inequalities as an enduring and international phenomenon; acknowledged in England by government targets for reducing health inequalities by the year 2010
  • Documents developments in evidence-based public health and health inequalities, focusing on the experience of the UK in particular
  • Highlights some of the difficulties involved in advancing evidence-based public health, and ways they are being addressed
  • Provides case studies of how evidence is influencing both policy and practice, covering such areas as smoking, teenage pregnancy, alcohol and cancer, and area-based programmes and initiatives designed to tackle the multiple dimensions of deprivation and health inequalities
  • Brings together expert contributors from a range of research groups in the UK and abroad
  • Covers a subject of political concern and public relevance

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