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Addressing social determinants of health inequities: What can the state and civil society do?,

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dc.contributor.author Blas, Erik
dc.contributor.author Gilson, Lucy
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Michael P.
dc.contributor.author Labonté, Ronald
dc.contributor.author Lapitan, Jostacio
dc.contributor.author Muntaner, Carles
dc.contributor.author Östlin, Piroska
dc.contributor.author Popay, Jennie
dc.contributor.author Sadana, Ritu
dc.contributor.author Sen, Gita
dc.contributor.author Schrecker, Ted
dc.contributor.author Vaghri, Ziba (0000-0001-9708-8704)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-07T23:10:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-07T23:10:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-11
dc.identifier.citation Blas, E., Gilson, L., Kelly, M. P., Labonté, R., Lapitan, J., Muntaner, C.,… Vaghri, Z. (2008). Addressing social determinants of health inequities: What can the state and civil society do? The Lancet, 372(11), 1684-1689. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61693-1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7838
dc.description.abstract In this Health Policy article, we selected and reviewed evidence synthesised by nine knowledge networks established by WHO to support the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. We have indicated the part that national governments and civil society can play in reducing health inequity. Government action can take three forms: (1) as provider or guarantor of human rights and essential services; (2) as facilitator of policy frameworks that provide the basis for equitable health improvement; and (3) as gatherer and monitor of data about their populations in ways that generate health information about mortality and morbidity and data about health equity. We use examples from the knowledge networks to illustrate some of the options governments have in fulfilling this role. Civil society takes many forms: here, we have used examples of community groups and social movements. Governments and civil society can have important positive roles in addressing health inequity if political will exists. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The Lancet en_US
dc.title Addressing social determinants of health inequities: What can the state and civil society do?, en_US
dc.type Postprint en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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