Health experts want action to tackle inequalities

The Faculty of Public Health has asked for the Scottish Government to step up efforts to deal with the “bleak reality” of health inequalities facing local communities across Scotland and invite the people of Scotland to support a stronger national focus on people’s health.

The report has been welcomed by the Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland. John Dickie, Director of the charity, said that action had to be taken to ensure that children’s health is protected.

He said:

“This call to action from the nation’s public health experts makes absolutely clear that living wages, progressive taxation and investment in social security are all absolutely vital to reducing poverty and protecting children’s health and wellbeing.”

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