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Challenging health inequalities: themes and issues

Dowler Elizabeth and Spencer Nick

in Challenging health inequalities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348999
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301646 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.003.0013
Challenging health inequalities: themes and issues

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the impact of the Acheson Report on New Labour's policy on reducing health inequalities in Great Britain. It draws together the main unifying themes and highlights further research, policy and practice challenges if health inequalities are to be significantly reduced. It also discusses the accomplishments of the New Labour government in the areas of child poverty, smoking cessation, user involvement and community development.

Keywords: health inequalities; Acheson Report; New Labour; Great Britain; child poverty; smoking cessation; user involvement; community development

Chapter.  6150 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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