Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda

 

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dc.contributor.author Östlin, Piroska en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Schrecker, Ted en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Sadana, Ritu en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Bonnefoy, Josiane en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Gilson, Lucy en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Hertzman, Clyde en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Michael P en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kjellstrom, Tord en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Labonté, Ronald en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Lundberg, Olle en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-11T06:57:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-11T06:57:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Östlin, P., Schrecker, T., Sadana, R., Bonnefoy, J., Gilson, L., Hertzman, C., ... & Muntaner, C. (2011). Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda. PLoS Medicine, 8(11), 1418. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001115 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16321
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001115
dc.description.abstract A 2009 World Health Assembly resolution on reducing health inequities through action on social determinants of health [1] calls for stakeholders, including researchers and research funders, to give this topic high priority. In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) established a Task Force on Research Priorities to outline a global research agenda on equity and social determinants of health. Its 2005 report [2] contributed to the selection of themes for nine Knowledge Networks set up by WHO to support the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) during 2005–2008. CSDH defined health equity as the absence of systematic differences in health, between and within countries, that are avoidable by reasonable action. Using health equity as the foundation of its approach, CSDH concluded [3] that "[s]ocial injustice is killing people on a grand scale" and made three overarching recommendations: improve people's daily living conditions; tackle the inequitable distribution of power, money, and resources; and measure and understand the problem and assess the impact of action. CSDH emphasized that knowledge gaps must not be used as a reason for postponing action on the ample body of evidence already available, but also highlighted the need for ongoing research with a focus on social determinants of health and health equity. en_ZA
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dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_ZA
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dc.source PLOS Medicince en_ZA
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dc.subject.other Behavioral and social aspects of health en_ZA
dc.subject.other Health care policy en_ZA
dc.subject.other Health services research en_ZA
dc.subject.other Global health en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social research en_ZA
dc.subject.other Science policy en_ZA
dc.subject.other Comparative effectiveness research en_ZA
dc.subject.other Social policy en_ZA
dc.title Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.rights.holder © 2011 Östlin et al en_ZA
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dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Östlin, P., Schrecker, T., Sadana, R., Bonnefoy, J., Gilson, L., Hertzman, C., ... Lundberg, O. (2011). Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda. <i>PLOS Medicince</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16321 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Östlin, Piroska, Ted Schrecker, Ritu Sadana, Josiane Bonnefoy, Lucy Gilson, Clyde Hertzman, Michael P Kelly, Tord Kjellstrom, Ronald Labonté, and Olle Lundberg "Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda." <i>PLOS Medicince</i> (2011) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16321 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Östlin P, Schrecker T, Sadana R, Bonnefoy J, Gilson L, Hertzman C, et al. Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda. PLOS Medicince. 2011; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16321. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Östlin, Piroska AU - Schrecker, Ted AU - Sadana, Ritu AU - Bonnefoy, Josiane AU - Gilson, Lucy AU - Hertzman, Clyde AU - Kelly, Michael P AU - Kjellstrom, Tord AU - Labonté, Ronald AU - Lundberg, Olle AB - A 2009 World Health Assembly resolution on reducing health inequities through action on social determinants of health [1] calls for stakeholders, including researchers and research funders, to give this topic high priority. In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) established a Task Force on Research Priorities to outline a global research agenda on equity and social determinants of health. Its 2005 report [2] contributed to the selection of themes for nine Knowledge Networks set up by WHO to support the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) during 2005–2008. CSDH defined health equity as the absence of systematic differences in health, between and within countries, that are avoidable by reasonable action. Using health equity as the foundation of its approach, CSDH concluded [3] that "[s]ocial injustice is killing people on a grand scale" and made three overarching recommendations: improve people's daily living conditions; tackle the inequitable distribution of power, money, and resources; and measure and understand the problem and assess the impact of action. CSDH emphasized that knowledge gaps must not be used as a reason for postponing action on the ample body of evidence already available, but also highlighted the need for ongoing research with a focus on social determinants of health and health equity. DA - 2011 DB - OpenUCT DO - 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001115 DP - University of Cape Town J1 - PLOS Medicince LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2011 T1 - Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda TI - Priorities for research on equity and health: towards an equity-focused health research agenda UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16321 ER - en_ZA


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