New methods to study health inequalities require investments in data infrastructures

A new generation of scientific methods are helping to better understand health inequalities in Europe, but investments in data infrastructures are required to make use of its full potential for informing policymaking.

This report, published by the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) and the Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM), evaluates scientific methods to study health inequalities with the aim of helping to narrow the health gap across Europe. It concludes that a range of new analytic methods are a “valuable addition to health inequalities researchers’ tool-box” and should be used as a complement to conventional research methods to resolve these issues and reduce uncertainties.

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Data Sources, Organisations & Initiatives Working on Health Inequalities, Policy & Policy Analysis, Tools
Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability, Health systems and services, primary health care, integrated systems, prevention services, health workforce

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