254052 Get Real! Making a reality of the 'social determinants' rhetoric

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:50 PM

Lindsey Davies, BM BS, FFPH, FRCP , UK Faculty of Public Health, London, United Kingdom
We have known for many years that differences in the circumstances of peoples lives are responsible for a major part of the gradient in health between rich and poor. Reports and recommendations urging action abound but the health gaps are still there. Leading local change requires consensus, confidence and courage. Drawing on UK examples from the UK, this presentation describes some of the practical issues involved and suggest ways in which public health associations can help.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the practical realities of building community competence in addressing the social determinants of health.

Keywords: Social Inequalities, Public Health Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am currently the President of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. My professional qualifications are BM BS, FFPH, FRCP. I am public health physician with wide ranging experience in developing and delivering national regional and local public health strategies
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.