Friday, 1 October 2021 | 15:00-16:30 | Room 1
A healthy population is one of any nation's most important assets, supporting positive social and economic outcomes for individuals and society. The pandemic and response to it have exposed pre-existing inequalities in our society. Addressing these inequalities, and ensuring a pandemic recovery that improves both health and the economy, will require cross-government action.
In this session, we will present findings from The Health Foundation’s COVID-19 impact inquiry into the pandemic’s implications for the UK’s health and health inequalities, and reflect on the findings with a panel of international and intersectoral stakeholders, who will discuss what must be done to measure and combat health inequity all across Europe. We will look at how people’s circumstances going into the pandemic – their health, job, housing, education – shaped their experience of the crisis, and outline opportunities to better support those who have been most affected.
Join us to discuss the policy responses that are needed across governments to create fairer, healthier and more resilient societies, including priority policy options for improving health, tackling inequalities, and ways of working across governments.