Australian COVID-19 policy responses: A health equity report card

Sharon Friel, Shannon Price, Sharni Goldman, Frances Baum, Belinda Townsend, Ashley Schram

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Abstract

    This report from the ANU Menzies Centre for Health Governance assesses the health equity implications of federal, state and territory government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across housing, employment and income support. The social inequities in health are produced or prevented by policies and actions that are primarily outside the health sector. The report card shows that the employment, income support and housing policy responses across Australia not only failed to reduce the observed health inequities produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, they will entrench long-standing policy conditions that have contributed to widening health inequities in Australia over several decades.
    Original languageEnglish
    Commissioning bodyANU Menzies Centre for Health Governance
    Publication statusPublished - 2021

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