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Improving health
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This e-module will explore what health inequalities are and what they mean for your role and practice in health and social care.

This course is available to start any time.

Course type
Time to complete
1.5 hours
Course category
Health inequalities

Target audience: This module is suitable for staff from all sectors of the health & social care workforce who have or have potential to impact on health inequalities (this can include health, local authority, independent and voluntary sector and volunteers.)

By the end of the module, you should be able to

  • define health inequalities and its main causes within health and social care
  • interpret the evidence on what works and does not work to reduce health Inequalities
  • evaluate the different ways health and social care staff can take action to reduce health inequalities
  • reflect how your own specific role can contribute to reducing health inequalities within health and social care.

You need to enrol on our e-Learning platform before you can start the course. Please register and login before you start.

If you are already enrolled on the e-Learning site and have logged in, you can start the course directly.