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Policy innovation to tackle health inequalities

Alison Porter, Chris Roberts and Angela Clements

in Community health and wellbeing

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348180
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301936 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348180.003.0003
Policy innovation to tackle health inequalities

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This chapter describes the evolution of the Sustainable Health Action Research Programme (SHARP) initiative for tackling health inequalities in Wales. It highlights the ways in which this differs from previous policy initiatives and explores the origins and rationale for SHARP as a contribution to policy implementation and development. The chapter discusses the seven projects that emerged from the selection process to be funded under SHARP.

Keywords: SHARP; health inequalities; policy initiatives; policy implementation; Wales

Chapter.  8726 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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