Tackling the Gradient; Applying Public Health Policies to Effectively Reduce Health Inequalities amongst Families and Children

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Contract/Grant agreement number
: 223252
EC contribution
: € 1,881,257.00
: 36 months
Starting date
: 01/04/2009
: Health inequalities, Families, Children, Health gradient, Public health policies, Community social capital, Protective factors, Universal policies, Targeted policies, Impact, Uptake.
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The GRADIENT project aims to evaluate and recommend policy options which address the gradients in health determinants and reduce health inequalities among families and children. The main objectives are to develop a consensus based European Framework to monitor and evaluate public health policies, to assess if and why children and families from different socio-economic groups respond and act differently to public policy interventions, to make a review of protective factors for the health of children and young people and their families focusing on social capital, and to analyse different welfare regimes and general policies in different EU countries and compare the impact for families and children. Findings and results of the project are formulated into policy recommendations and disseminated at EU, national and regional level.

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