Reducing health inequalities through health professionals education

Fairhealth has the aim of reducing health inequalities by influencing and delivering free education to healthcare professionals in the UK and identifying and co-ordinating healthcare workforce responses to inequality.

Health inequalities are unequal outcomes between certain population groups, often due to social determinants of health, such as poverty or social exclusion.

Healthcare professionals, as an integral and persistent influence throughout patients’ lives, have a vital role to play in the reduction of health inequalities. How they are educated influences their behaviour and capabilities, and how they are distributed in the workforce impacts on patients’ outcomes.