Tackling health inequalities: the case for investment in the wider public health workforce
Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
This report calls for greater investment and better understanding of the impact of the wider public health workforce – people who are not professionally qualified public health practitioners, but have the ability or opportunity to positively impact public health in their community. This includes health trainers, health champions, and non-health professionals. It argues that this “wider workforce” could be instrumental in reducing the burden of health inequalities – the financial cost of which was last estimated at close to £60bn.
source: The Kings Fund: Health Management and Policy Alert 24.6.2014