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"Scotland's health is improving rapidly but it is not improving fast enough for the poorest sections of our society. Health inequalities ... remain our major challenge." ISBN 978 0 7559 5760 6 This document is also available in pdf format (488k)
Foreword - First Minister
Preface - Scottish Government and COSLA
Introduction The challenge facing the Task Force Key health inequalities What causes health inequalities? The Task Force's approach Communication and engagement The Task Force's principles and priorities
Action and Recommendations Smarter Scotland: Early years and young people Wealthier and Fairer Scotland: Tackling poverty and increasing employment Greener Scotland: Physical environments and transport Safer and Stronger Scotland: Harms to health and wellbeing: alcohol, drugs and violence Healthier Scotland: Health and wellbeing
Delivering Change Public services and client pathways: a step change Workforce
Third Sector contribution
What will success look like?
Limitations of current devolved powers
Annex 1 Key health inequalities in ScotlandAnnex 2 Previous reviews and reports on health inequalitiesAnnex 3 Illustrative assessment of inequalities in premature mortality from coronary heart diseaseAnnex 4 Recommendations
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