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A new University College London (UCL) Institute that aims to reduce health inequalities through action on social determinants has been launched.
The UCL Institute of Health Equity, which will be led by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, will receive £1 million funding from the Department of Health over the next three years to take forward action that will reduce health inequalities in England.
The Institute, which will be independent, will also be supported by UCL, the British Medical Association and independently commissioned projects.
The UCL Institute of Health Equity will collect the latest evidence, provide expert advice and share best practice both locally and internationally.
The Institute has already started to help a number of local organisations take action on the social determinants of health to reduce health inequalities. It will ensure England remains at the forefront of international action and provide vital guidance and support to local organisations during the transition to Public Health England and the new NHS.