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Today we issued our EFPC response, endorsed by our membership, which we hope will make Primary Care more visible in the way IHE wants to tackle Health Inequalities through the Health Workforce. EFPC highlights two major aspects which were not present in the report yet:
1. To include in the report the recognition of the importance of multi-morbidity .
2. To mention the importance of interprofessional collaboration and the necessary improvements in the educational system to achieve this.
The Institute of Health Equity (IHE) has recently drafted a report exploring actions the Health Workforce can take to positively influence the social determinants of health and tackle health inequalities.
The report focuses on three main areas of action - practice, education, and incentives, monitoring and directives. Although it is written from out of the UK perspective, there are undoubtedly many potential perspectives from Europe and beyond. The IHE would welcome this input, as it would be relevant to the focus of the paper.
The consultation document and the question reply sheet are available at the IHE website.