Inequalities in Healthcare Alliance - Letter to the Prime Minister
The AAPT are proud to be one of 92 IHA members to sign this letter to the Prime Minister today
AAPT position on health inequalities:
As a member of the Inequalities in Health Alliance (IHA), we've co-signed a letter 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
The best way to improve health is to focus on the factors which shape it. As a member of the IHA, we believe a cross-government strategy is the only way to address the underlying causes of health inequalities
Many deaths could have been prevented if there had been better levels of general health before the pandemic. That's why, as a member of the IHA, we're calling for a cross-government strategy to reduce health inequalities
John Pitchers FAAPT, AAPT Chair: "Health inequality is a structural problem that is bad for everyone in society. Reducing health inequalities is a matter of fairness and social justice.
In England, the many people who are currently dying prematurely each year as a result of health inequalities would otherwise have enjoyed, in total, between 1.3 and 2.5 million extra years of life (Marmot, 2010).
That’s why we’re asking for a cross-gov strategy to reduce health inequalities"