Are we really serious about closing the health gap?

Posted on 07. Jan, 2013 by in National Food Plan

The WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) report highlights the need for policy cohesion within all sectors of government. In order to respond effectively to the WHO Commission report a whole of government approach to addressing health equity would be required. A ‘Health Equity in all Policies’ approach could adopt a process such as Equity-focused Health Impact Assessment, where all new policies are evaluated against the potential to increase health inequalities and remediation measures identified and implemented within the policy framework.
A significant area of public policy related to this inquiry into the SDoH, currently under development federally, is the National Food Plan. It is of concern to the SFFA and MFFF, that the National Food Plan Green Paper, released earlier this year, does not take a SDoH approach to addressing national action on food and health.

 

READ MORE:   Submission to the Inquiry into Australia’s domestic response to the WHO Commission on SDoH report “Closing the Gap”

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