Inequities in the Freedom to Lead a Flourishing and Healthy Life: Issues for Healthy Public Policy

Document Type: Editorial

Author

Menzies Centre for Health Policy, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Abstract

There are many reasons for the health inequities that we see around the world today. Public policy and the way society organises its affairs affects the economic, social and physical factors that influence the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age - the social determinants of health. Tackling health inequities is a political issue that requires leadership, political courage, progressive public policy, social struggle and action, and a sound evidence base.

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