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GLAMORGAN LECTURE SERIES - What is to be Done About Health Inequalities?

Ruth Hussey, Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Kate Pickett and Katherine Smith
Tuesday 19th November 2013 - 5:30pm
Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms

Part of the Glamorgan Lecture Series

Inequalities in health and well-being within the population of the UK remain a major concern for policy-makers and citizens, and these inequalities appear to be widening.  Over the past thirty years our understanding of health inequalities has increased considerably as new sources of data have become available and new interpretations of what they reveal have been developed.  In spite of this, health inequalities remain stubbornly resistant to improvement.  While there is always more to be known, the problem we face now is how to turn the knowledge we have into effective and equitable policies and actions, both within the health sector and across government.

In this Glamorgan lecture we discuss the relationship between what we know and what we can do, and explore what options and opportunities there are for hard-pressed governments, professionals and members of local communities. 

Speakers

Dr Ruth Hussey
Chief Medical Officer with the Welsh Government

Ruth will focus on the challenges facing government and policy in Wales, and current thinking about how to move towards a more holistic understanding of how health inequalities can be reduced and how and health and well-being can be improved in more disadvantaged communities.

Professor Kate Pickett
Department of Health Sciences, University of York

Kate will focus on the fundamental importance of socio-economic inequality for health inequality, drawing on lessons and examples from inside and outside the UK of how to address this issue.

Dr Katherine Smith
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Katherine will discuss some recent research which explores the different ways in which researchers, policymakers and advocates each think about what needs to be done to address health inequalities

Each speaker will have twenty minutes to present followed by discussion. The talks will commence at 5.30pm.

This lecture is part of the Glamorgan Lecture series, a joint initiative between the School of Social Sciences and the School of Planning  and Geography. These events are designed to bring together academics, policy-makers, professionals and members of different communities of place and interest, with an emphasis on open discussion

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CYFRES DARLITHIAU MORGANNWG – Beth i’w Wneud ynglÅ·n ag Anghydraddoldeb Iechyd?

Ruth Hussey, Prif Swyddog Iechyd Cymru, Kate Pickett, Prifysgol Caerefrog a

Katherine Smith, Prifysgol Caeredin
Nos Fawrth 19 Tachwedd 2013 - 5:00pm
Ystafelloedd Pwyllgor, Adeilad Morgannwg 

Rhan o Gyfres Darlithiau Morgannwg

Mae anghydraddoldeb mewn iechyd a lles ymhlith pobl Prydain yn dal yn ofid mawr i ddinasyddion ac i’r rheiny sy’n llunio polisi, ac mae’n ymddangos bod yr anghydraddoldeb hwn yn cynyddu.  Yn ystod y deng mlynedd ar hugain diwethaf mae ein dealltwriaeth o anghydraddoldeb iechyd wedi cynyddu’n sylweddol wrth i ffynonellau data newydd fod ar gael a dehongliadau newydd o’r hyn y maent yn ei ddatgelu gael eu datblygu. Ond er gwaethaf hyn, mae’n dal yn styfnig o anodd gwella anghydraddoldeb iechyd.  Er bod mwy inni ei ddysgu bob amser, y broblem sy’n ein hwynebu nawr yw sut i droi’r wybodaeth sydd gennym yn bolisïau ac yn weithredu effeithiol a theg, o fewn y sector iechyd ac mewn llywodraeth.

Yn y ddarlith hon byddwn yn trafod y berthynas rhwng yr hyn rydym yn ei wybod ac y gallwn ei wneud, ac archwilio pa ddewisiadau a chyfleoedd sydd yna ar gyfer llywodraethau sydd dan bwysau, gweithwyr proffesiynol ac aelodau o gymunedau lleol.