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Creating political will for action on health equity: practical lessons for public health policy actors

Baum, Fran; Townsend, Belinda; Fisher, Matthew; Browne-Yung, Kathryn C.; Freeman, Toby; Ziersch, Anna; Harris, Patrick; Friel, Sharon


Background Despite growing evidence on the social determinants of health and health equity, political action has not been commensurate. Little is known about how political will operates to enact pro-equity policies or not. This paper examines how political will for pro-health equity policies is created through analysis of public policy in multiple sectors. Methods Eight case studies were undertaken of Australian policies where action was either taken or proposed on health equity or where...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
DOI: 10.34172/ijhpm.2020.233
Access Rights: Open Access


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