We believe tackling health equity is crucial for improving population health in the South West.
Working with our members and partners, we share the challenge of improving population health in a region with:
Complex patterns of health inequality: we have some of the most and least healthy places to live in the country.
A dispersed population: we live and work over a large geographical area, with a mix of rural and urban settings and relatively underinvested transport infrastructure.
An older, ageing population: creating challenges in delivering equitable care across the whole population.
Our health equity programmes
Our health equity programmes focus on identifying and spreading innovative practice that helps close health equity gaps in access to care, quality of care, opportunity for a healthy life and agency in managing individual health.
Click on a health equity programme below to learn more.