Learning to be Healthier

The role of continued education and training in tackling health inequalities

Hillage J, Savage J, Lucy D |   | University College London | Jun 2009

This paper aimed to address two questions:

  • What is the relationship between participation in post-initial training, education and health outcomes?
  • How could learning and skills policy be developed to maximise its contribution to improving health outcomes, and potentially narrowing health inequalities?

It concentrates on adults and their participation in learning activities from formal work-based qualifications to informal community-based activities.

This paper helped inform the first phase of the Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England Post 2010 (Marmot Review). It was commissioned by the Global Health Equity Group (GHEG) at University College London (UCL).