New network aims to address health and social inequalities

The aim of the Equal North: Research and Practice Network is to build a community of academics, researchers and practitioners across the north of England who share a common interest in health and social inequalities.

In February 2014, Public Health England (PHE) commissioned the Due North Report - an independent inquiry into health equity in the North. The Inquiry Panel brought together different expertise and perspectives from the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber and it produced four key recommendations:

  • Tackle poverty and economic inequality within the North and between the North and the rest of England
  • Promote healthy development in early childhood
  • Share power over resources and increase the influence that the public has on how resources are used to improve the determinants of health
  • Strengthen the role of the health sector in promoting health equity. This network aims to support PHE in taking forward the Due North Report recommendations.

The network will be managed by Fuse in the North East but the core team also includes members from LiLaC - Lancaster and Liverpool Universities Collaboration for Public Health Research (North West) and ScHARR - School of Health and Related Research (Yorkshire and Humberside).

If you are interested in joining the network or to find out more please visit dedicated webpage on the Fuse website: Equal North: Research and Practice Network.

For any enquiries please email: equalnorth@newcastle.ac.uk

Last modified: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 09:13:32 BST