Inequalities in Health Alliance writes to the Prime Minister
Today, the Inequalities in Health Alliance has formally written to the Prime Minister on Health Inequalities explaining why a cross-government strategy is the only way to address the underlying causes. 92 IHA organisations signed the letter.
The best way to improve health is to focus on the factors which shape it. The IHA has written to the Prime Minister calling for an explicit health inequalities strategy, that considers the role of every department and every available policy lever in tackling health disparities to help support the development of a healthier nation.
Many deaths could have been prevented if there had been better levels of general health before the pandemic and the government needs to begin to address the societal factors that impact on health.