Health Inequalities – determinants and policies, Denmark

In January 2010, the National Board of Health in Denmark requested Professor Finn Diderichsen, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, to lead an analysis of social inequalities in health, based on the global review by Sir Michael Marmot, in the Danish context. As a result, the Danish report: “Ulighed i sundhed – årsager og indsatser” was published on May 16th 2011. The same day the Minister of Health, Mr. Bertel Harder, announced that the report will serve as a foundation for a detailed action plan on social inequalities in health. The report identifies 12 determinants of inequalities in health, and suggests 58 policy initiatives within a broad range of policy areas. Indicators for monitoring determinants and implementation of policies are suggested.

Original title: Ulighed i Sundhed – arsager og indsatser

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Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document, Policy & Policy Analysis
Ageing, Built environment (housing, transport, urban planning), Communicable diseases, Digital, ehealth and mhealth, digitalisation, health literacy, Employment, occupational health, adult education, youth employment, Environment, climate change, Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Financing and funding, Governance, Health in All Policies, Economy of Wellbeing, Health Impact Assessment, sustainable development, Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability, Health systems and services, primary health care, integrated systems, prevention services, health workforce, Maternal health, pre- peri-natal, childhood conditions, adolescent health, education, Mental health, addiction, Non-communicable diseases, alcohol, nutrition, obesity, cancer, smoking, physical activity

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