Action to reduce health inequalities is at the heart of PHE’s mission. Despite this, inequalities in health still exist and the gap in life expectancy between the most and least deprived people in England has not narrowed over time. With recent changes to the public health system in England, we still face challenging questions about reducing health inequalities. Local public health teams have indicated
they would value evidence to support implementation of practical action on health inequalities. These papers include evidence, practical points and case studies on approaches and actions that can be taken by local authorities on a range of issues to reduce health inequalities. They are not systematic or comprehensive reviews of a topic, but rather discussions that bring together key evidence and expert advice to provide practical information that can be applied in local work to reduce health inequalities.
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