webinar on health inequalities

Health Inequalities XII: Closing the Gap in Health Inequalities – Quo vadis?

Friday 17th March                    Regilogo_UEPHA_HP news&notesster here to receive further information        

Technische Universität Berlin, Hauptgebäude Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin


This year`s Health Inequalities XII Conference will focus on the “Closing the Gap” Stra- tegy, which is the resulting report on the work of the multinational Commission on Soci- al Determinants of Health (CSDH) launched by the World Health Organization in 2005. The Commission`s overarching recommendations are to:

  1. improve the daily living conditions,
  2. tackle the inequitable distribution of power, money, and resources, and
  3. measure and understand the problem and assess the impact of

In this context, the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions and programmes are seen as a key vehicle to reduce health inequalities and raise health equity. This year`s conference will shed light on both the national German and international perspectives in order to reflect and discuss upon the status quo of current efforts to reduce health inequalities and raise health equity.


  • Dr. Ullrich Bauer, Dr. Paulo Pinheiro, Orkan Okan (Bielefeld University, Faculty of Educational Science, Centre for Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence (CPI))
  • Dr. Uwe Bittlingmayer (University of Education Freiburg, Institute of Sociology)
  • Dr. Diana Sahrai (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, School of Education)
  • Irene Moor (Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Medical Sociology)
  • Jens Hoebel, MSc (Robert Koch Institute Berlin)

Contact: irene.moor@medizin.uni-halle.de orkan.okan@uni-bielefeld.de

Programme: Friday 17th March

9:00 – 10:30h                   Opening Session (in English): Health Inequalities

09:00 – 9:45h                    Taking action on health inequalities and improving health equity: The International perspective

Prof. Dr. Peter Goldblatt, University College London, Institute of Health Equity

09:45 – 10.30h                  Improving health Literacy to take action on health equity

Prof. Dr. Luis Saboga-Nunes, National School of Public Health, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Session Chair:                   Prof. Dr. Ullrich Bauer, Dr. Paulo Pinheiro & Orkan Okan, Bielefeld University

10:30 – 11:00h                  Coffee Break

11:00h – 12:30h              Session 2 Forum (in English): Closing the Gap: European Insights

11:00 – 11:45h                  Did the English strategy reduce inequalities in health?

Dr. Yannan Hu, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

11:45 – 12:30h                  Tobacco control and inequalities in smoking in Europe

Dr. Jizzo Bosdriesz, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Session Chair:                   Dr. Irene Moor, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg & Jens Hoebel, Robert Koch Institute Berlin

12:30 – 13:45h                  Lunch Break

13:45 – 15:15h                Session 3 Forum (in German): Prävention und gesundheitliche Chancengleichheit

13:45 – 14:30h                  Universelle Interventionen und gesundheitliche Chancengleichheit: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Erkenntnisgewinns durch Equity- focused Systematic Reviews

Prof. Dr. Gabrielle Bolte, Institut für Public Health und Pflegeforschung, Universität Bremen

14:30 – 15:15h                  Aktivitäten zur Reduzierung gesundheitlicher Ungleichheiten und die Möglichkeiten durch das Präventionsgesetz

Dr. Frank Lehmann, Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung, Köln, Germany

Session Chair:                   Prof. Dr. Diana Sahrai, University of Applied Sciences and Arts & Prof. Dr. Uwe Bittlingmayer, University of Education Freiburg