Health inequalities

Health inequalities

Interesting Royal Society of Medicine conference hosted by the inspirational Prof. Bola Olowabi yesterday on Tackling Inequalities. This slide from Citizens Online, shows each of the barriers to digital inclusion– the breadth of things we need to tackle before people can use digital resources.)

One reflection for me is that there’s often a lack of differentiation between ‘healthcare inequalities’ and ‘health inequalities’.* In my forthcoming projects I’ll be taking great care to highlight the differences between the two.

*If you’re interested– healthcare inequalities relate to unequal access to high quality healthcare. Health inequalities stem from the wider social determinants of health (which determine whether or not you need healthcare in the first place) such as housing, education, access to employment etc).

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