Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health

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2008-11-08

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Marmot, Michael
Bell, Ruth
Houweling, Tanja AJ
Taylor, Sebastian
Friel, Sharon

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Elsevier

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The Commission on Social Determinants of Health, created to marshal the evidence on what can be done to promote health equity and to foster a global movement to achieve it, is a global collaboration of policy makers, researchers, and civil society, led by commissioners with a unique blend of political, academic, and advocacy experience. The focus of attention is on countries at all levels of income and development. The commission launched its final report on August 28, 2008. This paper summarises the key findings and recommendations; the full list is in the final report.

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generation, health equity, social determinants, health

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The Lancet 372.9650 (2008): 1661 - 1669

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Journal article

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10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61690-6
10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61690-6

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