Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda

Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda

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dc.contributor.author Östlin, Piroska
dc.contributor.author Schrecker, Ted
dc.contributor.author Sadana, Ritu
dc.contributor.author Bonnefoy, Josiane
dc.contributor.author Gilson, Lucy
dc.contributor.author Hertzman, Clyde
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Michael P.
dc.contributor.author Kjellstrom, Tord
dc.contributor.author Labonté, Ronald
dc.contributor.author Lundberg, Olle
dc.contributor.author Muntaner, Carles
dc.contributor.author Popay, Jennie
dc.contributor.author Sen, Gita
dc.contributor.author Vaghri, Ziba
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T09:45:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T09:45:15Z
dc.date.created 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-06-07
dc.identifier PLoS Medicine 8 (2011): e1001115. en_US
dc.identifier.other 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001115 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10393/22894
dc.description.abstract Summary Points // Based on extensive review of global evidence, the recommendations of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health highlight the need for strengthening research on health equity with a focus on social determinants of health. // To do so requires a paradigm shift that explicitly addresses social, political, and economic processes that influence population health; this shift is under way and complements existing research in medicine, the life sciences, and public health. // Reflecting further synthesis and stakeholder consultations, an agenda for future research on health equity is outlined in four distinct yet interrelated areas: (1) global factors and processes that affect health equity; (2) structures and processes that differentially affect people's chances to be healthy within a given society; (3) health system factors that affect health equity; and (4) policies and interventions to reduce health inequity. // Influencing regional and national research priorities on equity and health and their implementation requires joint efforts towards creating a critical mass of researchers, expanding collaborations and networks, and refining norms and standards, with WHO having an important role given recent mandates. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject social determinants of health en_US
dc.subject health equity en_US
dc.subject research priorities en_US
dc.title Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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