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Lives on the Line

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This interactive map shows how life expectancy varies along London tube lines. 

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Making The Connections: Our City, Our Society, Our Health

Health is about more than having access to doctors, drugs and hospitals. Our health is shaped by a complex set of interconnected and dynamic social factors. 

This short video is a great introduction to the social determinants of health.

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N2PH public health thinking

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And after that intrroduction to the New New Public Health here is the video which gerts the concepts over in a different way. This is cheerier. Margaret's text was angrier. 

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GP postcode lottery harming patients, warns thinktank

GP surgeries in London and England's poorest areas offer the lowest-quality NHS care, King's Fund study shows...

 

Evidence that the inverse care law persists?

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BBC Radio 4 - Analysis, Sick Society?

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David Aaronovitch examines how our social environment influences our health.

30min programme about Michael Marmot's work- see his lecture below too! 

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Inverse Care Law - Julian Tudor Hart 1971

This is the text of Julian Tudor Hart's landmark paper publish in the Lancet in 1971. Here is the summary:

"The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for the population served. This inverse care law operates more completely where medical care is most exposed to market forces, and less so where such exposure is reduced. The market distribution of medical care is a primitive and historically outdated social form, and any return to it would further exaggerate the maldistribution of medical resources."

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Medical advocacy

Jonny Tomlinson is a GP in London who reads and writes about the  issues which have a wide impact on our health. All of his blog is worth reading but start with this blog post on why GPs should be advocates for their patients. You might find some of the ideas challenging but it is worth it!

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Dis-ease: the modern epidemics

AFTERnow: video: Disease: the modern epidemics.

 

This is a wonderful serious of videos/podcasts andpapers from Public Health at Glasgow University. This challenging presentation asks if our main health problem is our society.

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The fiendish puzzle of health inequities

This is a report about Marmot's visit to Canada. It is a short news article, with some good links, with ideas about what doctors can do to help address these problems. 

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Marmot: What can doctors do about health inequalities?

Epidemiologist, Sir Michael Marmot, published a leading report on health inequalities, 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives' published in 2010. This is a very bshort interview with him about the main findings and what doctors can do. 

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Jordan's story to influence his peers to stop smoking | Facebook

This is Jordan's story of why he started smoking and why he wants to stop. This video is posted to Aneurin Bevan health Board's Facebook page, but unfortunately isn't available anywhere else.

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Lives on the Line

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This interactive map shows how life expectancy varies along London tube lines. 

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Nicholas Christakis: The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence

If You're So Free, Why Do You Follow Others? The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence. Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Medical Sociology, Medicine and Sociology at Harvard University.

 

This is long for YouTube but it is worth it... believe me:) 

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Poor kids: children describe lives of poverty - video

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Children living in some of the most deprived parts of Britain describe what it is like growing up in poor housing with little money..

 

How should doctors respond to this? What can we do to help?.

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The Off Sick Project

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The Off Sick Project considered the role of narrative in understandings of illness both in the past and the present. It incorporated historical and literary research with present-day stories of illness gathered from the communities of South Wales.

 

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This site documents the project which took place between 2011-12. The exhibition introduces some ket concepts around narratives in medicine. And then you can read the stories of people in South Wales in the 'narratives' section. 

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The New New Public Health (N2PH)

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Like many people in public health of my generation, John Ashton and Howard Seymour’s book, The New Public Health was an inspiration.  It plotted a path of public health from its Victorian roots to the 1980s.  Many people I speak to who have read the book, are particularly impressed by a series of photos from a class of schoolchildren in Liverpool going back 100 years.  From stunted, adenoidal faces in the late 19th century to the smiling, white-toothed, well-looking children of the 1970s the pictures are a graphic illustration of the progress made in public health over that time.

 

The Health For All ambition of the 1980s and the Ottawa Charter on which it is based, and which are described in detail in the book, saw public health building on that legacy by making cross-sectoral alliances at all levels in society.  Working in settings such as the school and prison, working with partners in the voluntary sector, local government and health services at district, city and national level and forging alliances across nations we could fashion a future which would achieve this lofty goal of Health For All by the year 2000. 

 

But the dream has gone sour.  A countervailing current of neo-liberal economics has played out across the globe since the 1980s creating greater inequality between people within and between nations than ever before.  Furthermore, as our industrial culture expands and consumes ever-increasing amounts of material resources, chickens are coming home to roost, not least in the guise of climate change and other major environmental challenges.

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An introduction to the New New Public Health by Margaret Hannah- who I first came across this group though on Twitter. She tweets as @margaret_iff. This will be an interesting project to follow.

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1. New wave

Part 1 of the AfterNow series.A short film in which Phil Hanlon, Professor of Public Health at Glasgow University, discusses the health crises facing modern society…...and how we need different solutions to what has gone before.

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The Mystery of General Practice : Iona Heath 1995

Iona Heath is the current President of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners. For many years she has been thinking and writing about what GPs do, and what they need to do, for their patients. This very short book can be read in a few hours, and might challenge your ideas about the role of the GP, health and illness. Or it might put into words thoughts that you have had before but not been able to explain. Either way, your time reading it will be very well spent. 

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Health Inequalities and The Glasgow Effect

The Glasgow Effect describes the widest differences in life expectancy in the UK, between 54 years in some areas compared to 82 years in others. Andrew Marr introduces this. 

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Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care (with CD)

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Racial and ethnic disparities in health care are known to reflect access to care and other issues that arise from differing socioeconomic conditions.

This is a free ebook, and recognised as a classic. 

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WHO European review of social determinants of health and the health divide : The Lancet

WHO European review of social determinants of health and the health divide. By - Prof Sir Michael Marmot FRCPet al.

"Action is needed—on the social determinants of health, across the life course, and in wider social and economic spheres—to achieve greater health equity and protect future generations."

 

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Professor Sir Michael Marmot in conversation with ANU academics

Michael Marmot's presentation starts 6 minutes in and lasts 30 minutes. It's essential viewing. 

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Our young campaigners on child neglect - Action for Children

Action for Children's Young Campaigners read our new report, 'Child neglect in 2011', then put it into their own words and images. This is their film. 

What is child neglect? This short film summarises the Action for Children report. 

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Health Inequalities - Social Determinants of Health Film (Glasgow)

How can local people be involved in improving the areas that they live in? This film explores projects in Glasgow.

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Josephine Boland's comment, March 15, 2013 2:47 PM
Calling for an integrated approach to public policy, with a focus on improving health and well being. Important for medical students (and educators) to appreciate the bigger picture.
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Health Inequalities - Social Determinants of Health Film (Copenhagen)

This short film explores what is being done to address the social determinants of health in Copenhagen, Denmark. What could be done where you live?

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Hans Rosling: Stats that reshape your worldview | Video on TED.com

What influences health on a global scale? Watch Hans Rosling for 15 minutes to learn.

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The first few years of our lives have a very big impact

This is a short film which tells the stort of how Luke has been helped by the children's charity Barnardos.

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