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Reducing Health Inequalities: the challenge of public health

Sarah Wilson
Friday, 23 August 2013 - 5:42pm

Despite medical advances across the NHS, inequalities in health in the UK are rising at a worrying pace. People from poorer socioeconomic groups experience worse health, die earlier and are more likely to engage in unhealthy behaviours than their richer peers.

John Craig’s think piece is part of a publication by the British Council for Equality Exchange entitled Perspectives from the UK on Equality, Equity and Public Services. John argues in his think piece that a solution to tackling inequalities in public...

Innovation in education for work: Lothan Young People's Achievement Center (LOYAC) in Kuwait City, Kuwait

Valerie Hannon
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 - 8:13pm

Across much of the world, the problem of young people's dis/engagement in education is one of considerable concern to civil society and to governments. It's clear from dropout rates, poor outcomes, and widespread levels of dissatisfaction with the education 'experience'. For many young people, the only incentive to engage is instrumental, not intrinsic. This becomes a problem where the incentive doesn't work.

For example in Spain, the most highly educated generation ever now faces an unemployment rate of 50%. What message does that give the kids in school - who, if they are not...

Innovation in healthcare: Is bribery the way to achieve better public health?

Site Manager
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 - 4:26pm

Incentives: the good, the bad and the bonkers.

According to research from the Kings Fund Time to Think Differently Campaign, 26% of adults in the UK are clinically obese. And despite the known risks to health, a fifth of us still smoke, and a similar amount regularly drink alcohol to excess. And don’t think that these guilty pleasures are being supplemented with healthy habits either; a whopping 65% of us aren’t meeting recommended levels activity, and even...