Policy action can help reduce health inequalities, and create the conditions which allow everyone to live healthy lives. It is complex, but achievable.
Research lays bare the causes and manifestations of inequalities, and the needs of vulnerable groups that have to be addressed. By identifying policy priorities and examining what works, it informs policies and practices that address the determinants of health.
There are many existing and evolving practices to reduce health inequalities in different settings and contexts, while new ideas are still being developed.