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Int J Equity Health. 2016 Aug 5;15(1):128. doi: 10.1186/s12939-016-0415-8.

The role of primary care in improving health equity: report of a workshop held by the WONCA Health Equity Special Interest Group at the 2015 WONCA Europe Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

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1
General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
2
Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. patrick.e.odonnell@ul.ie.
3
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Abstract

The WONCA Special Interest Group on Health Equity was established in 2014 to provide a focus of support, education, research and policy on issues relating to promotion of health equity in primary care settings. In keeping with this remit, the group hosted a workshop at the WONCA Europe conference held in Istanbul in October 2015. The aim of the session was to engage practitioners from across Europe in discussion of the barriers and facilitators to addressing the social determinants of health at practice level and in the training of doctors. This commentary reflects on the main findings from this workshop and how these compare with existing work in this field.

KEYWORDS:

Health equity; Medical education; Primary care; Social determinants of health

PMID:
27496027
PMCID:
PMC4975904
DOI:
10.1186/s12939-016-0415-8
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