Browsing Department of Health Promotion and Development by Author "Helgesen, Marit Kristine"
Health promotion at local level in Norway: The use of public health coordinators and health overviews to promote fair distribution among social groups Hagen, Susanne; Øvergård, Kjell Ivar; Helgesen, Marit Kristine; Fosse, Elisabeth; Torp, Steffen (2018)Abstract Background: Norway is internationally known today for its political and socio-economic prioritization of equity. The 2012 Public Health Act (PHA) aimed to further equity in the domain of health by addressing the ...Journal article
How can local governments level the social gradient in health among families with children? The case of Norway Fosse, Elisabeth; Helgesen, Marit Kristine (University of Victoria, 2015)The Norwegian National government has recently developed policies to reduce health inequalities; this should be achieved by a Health in all Policies approach (HIAP). Most policies are to be implemented at the local level ...Journal article
Levelling the social gradient in health at the local level: applying the Gradient Equity Lens to Norwegian local public health policy Fosse, Elisabeth; Sherriff, Nigel; Helgesen, Marit Kristine (Sage, 2019)The gradient in health inequalities reflects a relationship between health and social circumstance demonstrating that health worsens as you move down the socioeconomic scale. Norway’s Public Health Act (PHA) specifically ...Journal article