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Evidence-based Public HealthEffectiveness and efficiency$
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Amanda Killoran and Mike P. Kelly

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199563623

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.001.0001

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Equity, risk, and the life-course: a framework for understanding and tackling health inequalities

Equity, risk, and the life-course: a framework for understanding and tackling health inequalities

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(p.63) Chapter 5 Equity, risk, and the life-course: a framework for understanding and tackling health inequalities
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Evidence-based Public Health
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Hilary Graham

Chris Power

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.05

This chapter begins by looking at three concepts which underpin research and policy to promote people's health: inequalities, equity, and risk. It then discusses how childhood conditions influence adult health, pointing to the importance of a set of interconnected pathways that operate from before birth and across the life course. It presents a framework which captures these processes. This framework is applied to UK policies in order to illustrate how it can inform policy review and development.

Keywords:   public health, health policy, UK, health inequalities, equity, risk, childhood conditions, adult health

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