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Beyond the experimenting society

Gareth Williams, Steve Cropper, Alison Porter and Helen Snooks

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/9781861348180.003.0009
Beyond the experimenting society

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the role of action research in addressing health inequalities in Wales. It explains that much of the evidence on social determinants of health indicates that the most important determinants are nothing to do with the institutional domain of health at all. The chapter commends the accomplishments of the Sustainable Health Action Research Programme (SHARP), which has systematically sought to add to the understanding of both the character of health inequalities and of the possibilities for taking intelligent local action to address them.

Keywords: health inequalities; action research; Wales; social determinants; health; SHARP

Chapter.  8388 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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