Health Inequalities in Europe: Setting the Stage for Progressive Policy Action

10 October 2018


Excerpt from Foreward by Claus Wendt:

This report explains the causes of the vast health inequalities that continue to exist, even in the most affluent societies. It points toward the pronounced sensitivity of health and health inequalities to the social environment. This social environment is alterable. Public and private actors and institutions at all policy levels, companies, and the community have the responsibility to take proper account of the evidence provided in this report and to help create healthy societies. These healthy societies and the reduction of health inequalities begin with healthy childcare institutions, schools, and workplaces. They require policies that fight egoism and social exclusion and foster civic-mindedness, tolerance, and concern for others.

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