Addressing poverty and health

Heller, Tom; Beaumont, Kythé; Earle, Sarah; Douglas, Jenny and Jones, Linda (2007). Addressing poverty and health. In: Lloyd, Cathy E.; Handsley, Stephen; Douglas, Jenny; Earle, Sarah and Spurr, Sue eds. Policy and Pactice in Promoting Public Health. London: Sage Publications, in association with The Open University, pp. 155–185.


This chapter incorporates previously published material from Linda Jones.

Addressing inequalities in health and the impact of poverty on helath, in particular, is one of the main concerns of public health policy in the twenty-first century. This chapter focuses on poverty, and explores how healthy public policy seeks to combat the effects of poverty on health and wellbeing.

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