Reducing Health Inequalities in Ireland: The Role of Policy

2nd November 2018 - 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM

Slides from this event are now available below:

The ‘Great Recession’ in Ireland: Effects and Policy Implications by Richard Layte

Healthcare Systems and Health Inequalities by Claus Wendt

Due North: A Fairer Start for Children in the North of England by David Taylor-Robinson

Findings and proposals from the Swedish Commission for Equity in Health by Olle Lundberg

On Friday the 2nd of November 2018, Trinity College Dublin, along with FEPS (Foundation of European Progressive Studies) and TASC (Think-tank for Action on Social Change) will hold a conference on the subject of ‘Reducing Health Inequalities in Ireland: the role of policy’ (Please see full programme below). 

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The conference will feature keynote speakers from Sweden, Germany, the UK and Ireland who will talk about the kinds of policies which can reduce health inequalities, particularly in the area of healthcare.

The conference will also host a panel on the implications for Irish health and healthcare policy.

Confirmed participants to date:

  • Róisín Shortall T.D, Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare
  • Prof. Olle Lundberg, Professor of Health Equity Studies, Stockholm University
  • Dr. Debbi Stanistreet, Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Prof. Richard Layte, Professor of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin
  • Timon Forster, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Prof. David Taylor-Robinson, Professor of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool
  • Dr. Shana Cohen, Director TASC (Think-tank for Action on Social Change)
  • Prof. Claus Wendt, Professor of Sociology of Health and Healthcare Systems, Siegen University
  • Dr. Sara Burke, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin
  • Sarah Carey, Irish columnist and broadcaster

 

Conference Programme

09.00: Welcome, Prof. Linda Doyle, Dean of Research, Trinity College Dublin

 

Session 1: Social conditions and health inequalities

Chair: Dr Shana Cohen, Director, Think-Tank for Action on Social Change

 

09.20: Findings and proposals from the Swedish Commission for Equity in Health

Prof. Olle Lundberg, Commission for Health Equity, Sweden

 

10.00: Ireland’s fiscal crisis and health inequalities: some lessons for policy 

Prof. Richard Layte, Dept. of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin

 

10.20: Questions and Answers

10.40: Coffee Break

 

Session 2: Health care services and health inequalities 

Chair: Dr Debbie Stanistreet, Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons

 

11.00: Policy Implications from ‘Due North: A Fairer Start for Children in the North of England’

Prof. David Taylor-Robinson, Institute of Health and Society, University of Liverpool

 

11.30: Health care systems and health inequalities

Prof. Claus Wendt, Professor of Sociology of Health and Healthcare Systems, Siegen University

 

12.00: Panel Discussion: Implications for Irish health and health care policy

Chair: Sara Carey, Columnist and Broadcaster

  • Roisin Shortall, TD
  • Dr Sara Burke, Health Care Policy and Management, Trinity College Dublin
  • Prof. Olle Lundberg, Commission for Health Equity, Sweden
  • Prof. David Taylor-Robinson, Institute of Health and Society, University of Liverpool
  • Timon Forster, Freie Universität Berlin

 

1.00: Close of Conference

Please Note: Registration will open at 8.30am and the conference will begin at 9am.

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