Christmas lecture 2020: social justice, health equity and COVID-19 - 22nd Dec, 2020, 3:00 pm (UK)
Christmas lecture 2020: social justice, health equity and COVID-19
Professor Sir Michael Marmot will explore action we can take to reduce health inequalities in a 1-hour lecture. Following the lecture, there will be an engaging, live 15-minute Q&A. Aimed at 12–18 year olds we encourage students, children, grandchildren, and family friends to watch the lecture live from home and engage in the Q&A session. This session will also be on demand for 30 days after the event, offering a great opportunity to incorporate it into student form time in the new year.
Health inequalities are unfair and avoidable differences in health across a population or group of people. They are a result of the conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work and age.
Taking action to reduce health inequalities is a matter of social justice. When we look at different countries we can see that national policies make a difference and that much can be done in cities, towns and local areas. But policies and interventions must not just focus on the healthcare system.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot will look at what causes health inequalities and how to tackle the health gap by taking action across the whole of society. He will also explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the inequalities in society that lead to inequalities in health.
3:00pm Welcome and introduction
Professor Andrew Goddard, president, Royal College of Physicians
3:05pm Social justice, health equity and COVID-19
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
3:45pm Q&A session
This event is free of charge
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