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Evaluating the Impact of Structural Policies on Health Inequalities and their Social Determinants, and Fostering Change (SOPHIE)
Health inequalities are unfair and avoidable differences in health between population groups defined socially, economically, demographically or geographically. They are strongly affected by the circumstances in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, and by the policies influencing these circumstances.
SOPHIE aims to generate new evidence on the impact of structural policies on health inequalities, and to develop innovative methodologies for the evaluation of these policies in Europe. Particular attention will be put in increasing the involvement of affected stakeholders (civil society and deprived population groups) in the identification, design and evaluation of policies to tackle health inequalities.
This project is coordinated by Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona and funded from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013, call Health-2011) under grant agreement n° 278173.
Prsented at the Meeting of the Expert Group on Social Determinants and Health Inequalities. Luxembourg, 21-22 January 2013