UCL Institute of Health Equity

Welcome to this edition of the UCL Institute of Health Equity newsletter.

For more information on what we've been up to, and for opportunities to get involved, read on...

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Consultation Periods - Update

This is a reminder about the Institute's open and upcoming consultation dates:


1. The Impact of Adverse Experiences in the Home on the Health of Children and Young People, and Inequalities in Prevalence and Effects > 17th Feb – 6th March

The consultation report is available to download here.


1. Social Inequalities in the Leading Causes of Early Death – a life course approach > 2nd March - 13th March

2. Can Strategies to Strengthen the Health Literacy of Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Groups Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Health Inequalities? > 2nd March - 13th March

3. Creating Good Quality Jobs > 7th March - 20th March

4. The Impact of Physical Housing Conditions on Mental Health > 9th March – 23rd March

5. Social Isolation > 16th March - 23rd March

6. Improving School Transitions for Health Equity > 23rd March - 3rd April

If you would like to respond to any of these consultations, please fill out the questions form and return to Patricia Hallam - p.hallam@ucl.ac.uk

Invitation to Attend UCL Health and Society Summer School 2015: Social Determinants of Health

An in-depth assessment of the social determinants of health from a global research, policy and governance perspective. Participants will have numerous opportunities for discussion over the one week course.

The summer school is organised by the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.

Professor Sir Michael Marmot will open the summer school with a presentation on the social determinants of health and close the week with a lecture and discussion on national and international policy development.

- Topics covered

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- How to book and pay for the summer school

DRIVERS publishes reports on early child development, employment & working conditions, and income & social protection
This month the DRIVERS Project published three important reports looking at Health Equity, including one by the Institute. The three reports are:
  • Social Inequalities in Early Childhood Health and Development, Evidence and Policy Implications - by Hynek Pikhart, Milagros Ruiz, Joana Morrison, Peter Goldblatt and Michael Marmot.

  • Working Conditions and Health Inequalities, Evidence and Policy Implications - by Johannes Siegrist, Diego Montano and Hanno Hoven.

  • The Role of Income and Social Protection for Inequalities in Health, Evidence and Policy Implications - by Olle Lundberg, Monica Åberg Yngwe, Kersti Bergqvist and Ola Sjöberg.

  • Find out more by visiting our website

    Other News

    New Blog Posts from Michael Marmot

    Michael Marmot visited India this month and kindly wrote about his trip in two new blog posts:

  • Working together to improve lives
  • and Is it not better to light a lamp than curse the darkness?

    And finally

    Coventry City Council Celebrates Two Years as a 'Marmot City'

    On Thursday 26 March, Coventry City Council will be co-hosting: Making a difference in tough times: Coventry celebrates two years as a Marmot City with the University College London Institute of Healthy Equity and Public Health England.
  • This one day event is free and open to all, and will take place between 9.30am and 4.00pm at The Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD.

    Visit their Eventbrite page to register.

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