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Older age: policy and practice

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346742
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304258 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0013
Older age: policy and practice

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This chapter examines policy and practice in addressing health inequalities in older people. It considers efforts to improve the health and well-being of older citizens through lifestyle/behavioural interventions, initiatives that target housing and living standards and initiatives designed to improve access to health and social care. It suggests that older people themselves are more concerned about their independence and quality of life rather than the availability or quality of care services.

Keywords: health inequalities; older people; policy and practice; lifestyle interventions; behavioural interventions; quality of life; care services

Chapter.  23817 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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