Governing health equity in Scandinavian municipalities: The inter-sectorial challenge

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Governing health equity in Scandinavian municipalities : The inter-sectorial challenge. / Scheele, Christian Elling; Little, Ingvild; Diderichsen, Finn.

I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, Bind 46, Nr. 1, 2018, s. 57-67.

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Scheele, CE, Little, I & Diderichsen, F 2018, 'Governing health equity in Scandinavian municipalities: The inter-sectorial challenge', Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, bind 46, nr. 1, s. 57-67. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494816685538

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Scheele, C. E., Little, I., & Diderichsen, F. (2018). Governing health equity in Scandinavian municipalities: The inter-sectorial challenge. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 46(1), 57-67. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494816685538

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Scheele CE, Little I, Diderichsen F. Governing health equity in Scandinavian municipalities: The inter-sectorial challenge. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2018;46(1):57-67. https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494816685538

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Scheele, Christian Elling ; Little, Ingvild ; Diderichsen, Finn. / Governing health equity in Scandinavian municipalities : The inter-sectorial challenge. I: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 2018 ; Bind 46, Nr. 1. s. 57-67.

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abstract = "AIMS: Local governments in the Scandinavian countries are increasingly committed to reduce health inequity through 'health equity in all policies' (HEiAP) governance. There exists, however, only very sporadic implementation evidence concerning municipal HEiAP governance, which is the focus of this study.METHODS: Data are based on qualitative thematic network analysis of 20 interviews conducted from 2014 to 2015 with Scandinavian political and administrative practitioners.RESULTS: We identify 24 factors located within three categories; political processes, where insufficient political commitment to health equity goals outside of the health sector and inadequate economic prioritization budget curbs implementation. Concerning evidence, there is a lack of epidemiological data, detailed evidence of health equity interventions as well as indicators relevant for monitoring implementation. Concerted administrative action relates to a lack of vertical support and alignment from the national and the regional level to the local level. Horizontally within the municipality, insufficient coordination across policy sectors inhibits effective health equity governance.CONCLUSIONS: A shift away from 'health in all policies' based on a narrow health concept towards 'health equity for all policies' based on a broader concept such as 'sustainability' can improve ownership of health equity policy goals across municipal sectors.",
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