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Tackling health inequalities - 2002 cross-cutting review

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    19 November 2002
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Tackling health inequalities is a top priority for the Government. This cross-cutting review was set up to assess progress and agree priorities for future action. The review has, for the first time, brought together Ministers and officials from across Government departments and from local government, along with academic experts, to consider how better to match existing resources to health need and to develop a long-term strategy to narrow the health gap. It sets out a long term strategy to reduce health inequalities.

This long term strategy will form the basis of the cross government delivery plan for tackling health inequalities. The strategy gets at the root causes of the problem. It puts responsibility for tackling health inequalities at the heart of every key public service, harnessing the power of extra government funding. It has recognised that to achieve real, sustained improvement there needs to be concerted action across government and with other sectors. And it empowers local communities to address the health inequalities in their areas, working in partnership with all agencies with a role to play locally.

To request a hard copy of the report, please contact:
Adrian Addala
Room 501a Skipton House
80 London Rd
London SE1 6LH

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