Health inequalities are differences in health or outcomes between individuals or population groups. Where such inequalities are avoidable and/or unfair, the term inequity is often used.
Fairhealth exists to help reduce health inequities through education for health professionals. We want to be genuinely of use to primary care professionals who care for disadvantaged or marginalised patients.
We are working with partners including Health Education England, the Universities of Sheffield and Glasgow, the Deep End movement, Healthtalk, Bevan Healthcare CIC and the Shared Health Foundation. In our curriculum we have set out clear learning outcomes to help reduce health inequity. Our goal now is to develop primary care specific online learning materials and patient narratives to enable professionals to better understand their patients lives, improve their outcomes and reduce the health gap.