As part of the first Challenge Poverty Week, co-ordinated by the Poverty Alliance, VHS Scotland held a Sounding Board on Thursday 17 October 2013 to examine and discuss the third sector contribution to narrowing health inequalities in Scotland and mark the Annual United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
This Sounding Board generated discussion about what we understand by the term health inequalities, the activities of the third sector event in tackling these and what policies would be effective at reducing them. Below is a link the the presentations from the event:
Clare Beeston, NHS Health Scotland – Health Inequalities: What they are, where they come from and what we can do about them.
Dr Katherine Smith, The University of Edinburgh – What do researchers think needs to happen to reduce health inequalities and what might be the role of third sector organisations?
Tracey Rogers, ASH Scotland – The work of ASH Scotland in reducing health inequalities
A full report of findings from the Sounding Board is available here – VHS Health Inequalities Sounding Board Findings – 17102013