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At the regional and local level concrete actions are taking place that explicitly address health inequalities. These initiatives aim to implement the outcomes and recommendations of the Marmot reviews. A Regional Platform on health inequalities is currently in collaboration with SALAR (the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions) implementing such initiatives and programmes.
An overview of regional policy responses addressing health inequalities can be found in our Policy Database.
An overview of local and regional projects and initiatives that are currently taking place or that have successfully been finalized, and that are addressing health inequality issues, can be found in our Project Database.
Please find below an overview of key actors in Sweden working on health inequality issues:
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Please find below a short overview of key documents and resources (produced at regional level) addressing health inequality issues in Sweden. More publications can be found in our Publications Database.
- Direktivet för Kommissionen för ett socialt hållbart Malmö (Directive – The Commission for a Socially Sustainable Malmö)
- Commission for a Socially Sustainable Malmö. The Malmö city web page with information about the local post Marmot Commission.
- Västra Götaland: Regional kartläggning och nedbrytning av WHO-rapporten “Utjämna hälsoskillnader inom en generation (Västra Götaland Region, Regional mapping and decomposition of the WHO report “Tackling health inequities within a generation”) The committee for Public Health in Västra Götaland Region has been commissioned by the Regional Council (20 April 2010) to make a regional mapping and decomposition of the WHO report “Closing the Gap in a Generation” (Tackling health inequities within a generation) and that based on this mapping to develop a draft action plan. The work will be carried out in collaboration with the section for regional development and growth, the health care, the municipalities, and organizations with multiple stakeholders. The division of Public Health within Västra Götaland Region coordinates the work.
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