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Cosgrove, S. (2007) Poverty, health and participation. Irish Medical Journal , 100 , (8, sup) , pp. 73-75.

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Poverty is an important influence on health and, despite continuing economic growth, poverty and health inequalities persist. Current public policy aims to reduce the inequalities in health by focusing on the social factors influencing health, improving access to health and personal social services for those who are poor or socially excluded and by improving the information and research base in respect of the health status and service access for the poor and socially excluded groups. It is important that processes for target setting and evaluation involve people experiencing poverty, at all levels, through consultative and participative structures and processes and in the roll-out of primary care teams. A number of projects throughout the country aim to address health inequalities using community development. These are essentially about widening participation in the development, planning and delivery of health services and ensuring that the community is actively involved in the decision making process about health services in their area.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2007
Page Range:pp. 73-75
Publisher:Irish Medical Organisation
Volume:100
Number:8, sup
Keywords:anti-poverty program, Ireland, poverty, social exclusion, social participation
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Accession Number:HRB 3348 (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > State of health
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Poverty
L Social psychology and related concepts > Inclusion and exclusion
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality

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