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DRIVERS: Addressing the strategic Determinants to Reduce health Inequality Via 1) Early childhood development, 2) Realising fair employment, and 3) Social protection

Objective

There is evidence that social gradients in health exist both between and within countries. This research proposal will build on the recommendations of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) and the Marmot Review of Health Inequalities, as well as on two European reviews commissioned by the EC and WHO Europe that are currently underway. It will focus on three of the key drivers to reduce health inequities:
* early childhood development;
* employment and the work environment;
* income, welfare and social protection.

The research will review evidence and the methods to assess the impact of policies and programmes in these three areas relating to health inequities, develop new methods and evidence, and provide policy recommendations and advocacy guidance. The three main objectives are:

1) identifying and filling key gaps in knowledge about policies driving these three social determinants,
2) analysing methods which have been applied to assess these effects, improving or developing new methods and applying and testing them in case studies across Europe.
3) assessing how the research findings are applicable to real-life situations and stakeholders, and providing advocacy guidance and policy recommendations to reduce health inequalities.

The research will be undertaken by a consortium of research bodies - UCL, Dusseldorf University and the Swedish Centre for Health Equity Studies- in partnership with organisations representing the public health sector, civil society and business (EuroHealthNet, EAPN, Eurochild and BiTC). Partners will contribute to case studies, testing methodologies and applying participatory approaches to ensure that outcomes are grounded in socioeconomic realities. EuroHealthNet, with expertise in coordinating EU projects and in EU policy issues will manage the project and lead on the advocacy research and dissemination. Research outcomes will contribute to meeting the EU 2020 targets and related flagship initiatives.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2011-two-stage
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Coordinator

EUROHEALTHNET ASBL
Address
Rue Royale 146
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 962 559,38
Administrative Contact
Caroline Costongs (Ms.)

Participants (5)

UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 604 389,60
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAET DUESSELDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 392 120
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 1
40225 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Johannes Siegrist (Prof.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 561 236,70
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Camille Blanck (Ms.)
EUROCHILD
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 149 570
Address
Avenue De La Porte De Hal 27
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Monique Kesteloot (Ms.)
BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 129 718
Address
Shepherdess Walk 137
N1 7RQ London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stephanie Hagan (Mrs.)