Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tackling health inequity? It’s about changing the dynamics of political power

Continuing the Croakey series on health inequalities, Marilyn Wise, manager of the healthy public policy team at the Centre for Health Equity Research Training and Evaluation (CHETRE) at UNSW, suggests that there are several possible ways forward.
But if we really want to prevent health inequities, she says we need to consider ways of expanding “the political power of the people and populations who have been excluded by our current structures and processes from decision-making about the distribution of social resources.”
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