Health Inequalities

Inequalities are unfair and avoidable differences that can impact health across different communities driven by factors such as education, housing, employment, ethnicity and access to health services and programmes.

We recognise that working to reduce inequalities is complex and multifaceted, resulting from many interrelated factors. Working with other partners across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW), we aim to make sure that tackling health inequalities becomes “everyone’s business” and is embedded in all the work of the health and care organisations that make up the BSW Integrated Care Partnership.

As a foundation for action on inequalities in BSW, we need to achieve a shared understanding of inequalities and ways to address them. That’s why we have brought together this collection of resources that will enable all staff, partners, and communities to understand inequality and how we seek to address this in BSW.

Understanding inequalities

How are we addressing inequalities in BSW?

Tools for reducing inequality

Health Inequalities Resources