The Faculty of Public Health in Scotland have published a call to action report, Healthy lives, fairer futures, which sets out recommendations they believe are necessary to address health inequalities in Scotland.
The ChildSmile programme aimed at improving the oral health of children in Scotland has been expanded. The Fairer Scotland Action Plan committed the Scottish Government to further expand the programme in deprived communities.
The World Health Organization (WHO) have issued a step-by-step manual on health inequality monitoring methods. The manual is organised a flow-chart of a health inequality monitoring cycle detailing key questions, data checklists and analysis and reporting criteria.
NHS Health Scotland have released the eighth in a series of inequality briefings. The briefing focuses on the role of income, wealth and poverty in creating health inequalities, and the evidence for effective actions to reduce health inequalities in this area.