Indigenous health gap – social determinants key
A feature article on an Australian TV website has highlighted the issue of the indigenous health gap; an issue that echoes the situation of Māori here in Aotearoa New Zealand.
‘Inequalities stymie health gains for Polynesians’ – Manawatu Standard
An article in the 15 December Manawatu Standard makes a poignant statement and raises important concerns on Māori and Pacific health. HPF Deputy Executive Director, Trevor Simpson comments.
Equity at the Centre – highlights
Following her attendance at the Equity at the Centre Conference in Alice Springs (4-5 September 2014), HPF Senior Health Promotion Strategist Karen Hicks reports on some of the presentations made during the two day event.
Read an overview of the highlights from Karen.
The main thrust of Martin Laverty’s presentation was that equity is an economic asset for a country and should be valued as such.
“Austerity kills” – that was the claim of Sharon Friel, Professor of Health Equity at the Australian National University, Canberra in her presentationPower and People: a game plan for health equity in the 21st Century.
Health promotion, human rights and equity
“The differences in health and wellbeing across the social hierarchy, and between ethnic groups, are not innate or natural, and the circumstances causing these unfair differences can be changed. The work of health promotion aims to bring about these changes, by advocating for fair social policies, programmes, and economic arrangements.” Carmel Williams’ 2011paper explores the crucial role of human rights in health promotion.
This is number 35 in the HPF’ Keeping Up to Date series of peer-reviewed papers.