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Priorities for research on equity and health: Towards an equity-focused health research agenda
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2011 (English)In: PLoS Medicine, ISSN 1549-1277, E-ISSN 1549-1676, Vol. 8, no 11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]
  • 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.
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2011. Vol. 8, no 11
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-62872DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001115OAI: diva2:445344
Available from: 2011-10-03 Created: 2011-10-03 Last updated: 2012-06-18Bibliographically approved

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