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2012 Seminar Series

Title: ‘From Brief Interventions to the "Good Society" Challenges in implementing policy to combat health inequalities’

Speaker: Dr Jason Strelitz

Date & Time: Friday 11th May 1pm-2pm

Venue: G37 & G38

Abstract

An extensive research evidence highlights the wider determinants of health and the long reach of social inequalities into differences in life expectancy and health according to people's income and social position.  Yet often that research is not translated into action on inequalities in health - relying on the right politics,  economics, and policy in order to do so. Moreover wide recognition of health inequalities does not mean consensus on solutions.

This talk will explore some of these barriers, why it is hard to translate the epidemiological evidence into action, some questions we need to ask and what some opportunities may be.

Dr Jason Strelitz is a Speciality Registrar in Public Health, currently based at the Royal Free Hospital London Foundation Trust.  Among his previous roles he was Senior Research Fellow with the Secretariat for the 2010 Strategic Review of Health Inequalities (the "Marmot Review"), and Policy Advisor for Save the Children.  He has a PhD in Social Policy from the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at the LSE.  He recently authored Decent Childhoods: reframing the fight to end child poverty (see www.decentchildhoods.org.uk)

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