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This document identifies steps to reduce health inequalities in local areas. It is aimed at:

  • local authority leaders
  • chief executives
  • other senior officers and councillors
  • Directors of Public Health
  • public health specialists
  • health service commissioners

This briefing updates the work of the former Health Inequalities National Support Team which in its time focused on systematically analysing and reducing health inequalities at scale in areas of greatest deprivation. The principles and conceptual frameworks that evolved with the HINST are still relevant and useful when applied to today’s system. This system pulls these together recent developments, tools and knowledge to create a resource that can be used by public health teams locally to plan their approach to reducing health inequalities effectively at scale.

You can download both the document and the accompanying slide deck at