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Publication name: Proportionate Universalism Briefing
Date: 17 October 2014
Description: Health inequalities are unjust health differences that occur between social groups. Their fundamental causes lie in the socio-political power relations between population groups and social classes, and in the variations in the distribution of power, money and resources that result. These, in turn, result in differences in environmental and individual resources (e.g. the quality and availability of employment, housing, transport, access to services, and social and cultural resources).

Proportionate universalism is the resourcing and delivering of universal services at a scale and intensity proportionate to the degree of need. Services are therefore universally available, not only for the most disadvantaged, and are able to respond to the level of presenting need.
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