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In February 2019 the Venice based World Health Organisation European Office for Investment for Health and Development contacted VHS about the WHO Health Equity Status Report Initiative. WHO explained they wished to include a case study on the role and …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
Paul Okroj of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland spoke at VHS’s EGM on 28th February 2018, on the topic of ‘universal and equal rights to rehabilitation’. Here we publish a transcript of his presentation. Thanks for the invitation – when thinking about t …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
VHS presented this one hour workshop at The Gathering, on behalf of the Health Inequalities Learning Collaborative, supported by NHS Health Scotland. The aim was to explore what public health means to the third sector and engage the sector in discussio …Health Topic: Public Health
The Health Inequalities Cross Party Group met on the 31st January to discuss loneliness and social isolation and the impact on health inequalities. The meeting was chaired by co-convenor of the group Donald Cameron MSP. The opening presentation was fro …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
“Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It’s time to start thinking” nuclear physicist Ernest Rutherford famously said. Addressing health inequalities shouldn’t be Mission Impossible, but we need to be bold and act as though time itself has run out – bec …Health Topic: Public Health
Last year I conducted social research with a group of 57 people through 5 focus groups and 6 interviews and learned about – what loneliness and social isolation is, how it affects people, what causes it and what can be done at an individual, societal a …Health Topic: Health Inequalities