Pathways to increased social equality in health

The research project aims to address the multifaceted factors contributing to social inequality in health. By leveraging epidemiological data and conducting trial interventions, our objective is to develop scalable and widely disseminated interventions.

The underlying causes of social inequality in health, often referred to as the "causes of causes," encompass various living conditions that influence health behaviours and psychosocial stressors ("causes"). The "consequences" of social inequality in health manifest as disparities in morbidity and compromised mental and physical well-being. These consequences further exacerbate disparities in employment, income, and premature mortality, forming a chain of "consequences of consequences." Additionally, social inequality influences screening, diagnostics, treatment, and rehabilitation, which subsequently impacts the effectiveness of healthcare interventions.

By utilizing this model, we can identify areas where various sectors can collaborate to mitigate social inequality in health. Through close collaboration with practitioners, decision-makers, and politicians, we strive to translate research findings into actionable strategies. This cooperative approach ensures that our work aligns with the needs and priorities of the communities we serve, fostering a more effective and impactful approach to public health improvement.


Jes Bak Sørensen