Addressing health inequalities in practice
Visit our national strategic level pages to find out more about how to plan for health inequalities and view national guidance.
Understanding gender based violence
These resources can help to improve the ability of front line staff to recognise and respond effectively to instances of gender based violence, including rape, sexual assault, domestic abuse and harmful traditional practices. They describe the types of gender based violence and how health workers should respond.
- Gender-based violence: an overview (Health Scotland, 2018) (PDF)
- Childhood Sexual Abuse, Adult Survivors (Health Scotland, 2018) (PDF)
- Commerical Sexual Exploitation (Health Scotland, 2009) (PDF)
- Domestic Abuse (Health Scotland, 2019) (PDF)
- Guide to Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (Health Scotland, 2015) (PDF)
- Harmful Traditional Practices (Health Scotland, 2009) (PDF)
- Human Trafficking (Health Scotland, 2012) (PDF)
- Rape and Sexual Assault (Health Scotland, 2019) (PDF)
- Stalking and Haraassment (Health Scotland, 2009) (PDF)
Health inequalities learning opportunties
Fairhealth Learning Modules for health inequalities
These online learning modules for primary care practitioners (Deep end working group, 2018) focused around understanding health inequalities. These can be used when considering practice changes to reduce health inequalities and for CPD purposes. Modules include:
- Survive and thrive at the Deep End
- Childhood trauma and adverse experiences
- Health inequalities in Primary Care
- A practical guide to reducing health inequalities
To sign up to be notified when the modules are launched, or if you are interested in helping us develop further learning resources, please get in touch with the Deep End Working Group.
Making connections between health, housing and homelessness learning resource
Public Health Scotland has launched a new learning resource aimed at primary care staff and others in frontline roles who may come in to contact with people who are in unsuitable housing, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
This resource aims to increase awareness of the opportunities and challenges associated with improving health for people who are homeless or living in poor housing conditions. It is applicable to learners working at any level in primary care and provides foundation level knowledge and skills.
- Understanding the connection between health housing and homelessness
- What can I do within my primary care role?
Access the resources and enrol on the course.
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