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Current status of policy developments in tackling health inequalities and the next steps to be taken in Korea

Title
Current status of policy developments in tackling health inequalities and the next steps to be taken in Korea
Authors
Kim M.-H.Lee J.
Ewha Authors
이주희
SCOPUS Author ID
이주희scopus
Issue Date
2013
Journal Title
Journal of the Korean Medical Association
ISSN
1975-8456JCR Link
Citation
vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 206 - 212
Indexed
SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Considering that health inequalities derive from socioeconomic inequalities, fair policies and strategies to tackle health inequalities must focus on socioeconomic conditions. What is needed here is Health in All Policies, a comprehensive and intersectoral approach beyond health and healthcare sectors. However, based on a review of policies and programs of the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the 3rd National Health Promotion Strategies (Health Plan 2020) in Korea, we conclude that they totally lacked in perspective on health equity and social determinants of health. In fact, even most programs under the name of health equity include only supplementary health services targeted for low-income groups. As socioeconomic inequalities are worsening in Korea, health inequalities are more likely to be further aggravated if timely actions are not taken. © Korean Medical Association.
DOI
10.5124/jkma.2013.56.3.206
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