Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region

The final report of the Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region was launched on 30 October 2013.

The Review compiled evidence on the 53 countries of the WHO European Region and was undertaken by a cross-disciplinary consortium of Europe’s leading experts led by the UCL Institute of Health Equity.

The WHO Regional Office for Europe commissioned this review of social determinants of health and the health divide to identify actions needed to address health inequities within and between countries across the 53 Member States of the European Region. The conclusions and recommendations of the review informed the development of Health 2020, the new European policy framework for health and well-being – along with a companion study on governance for health in the 21st century.