Politics of Health Group
Events and Links
THE PIONEER HEALTH FOUNDATION
THE MARY LANGMAN PRIZE ESSAY COMPETITION
£500 Prize - The Pioneer Health Foundation sponsors an annual essay competition intended
to encourage thinking that crosses boundaries between disciplines. It is open to students studying for any type of degree.
The theme is:
‘The Relevance of the Peckham Experiment in the 21st Century’.
The Peckham Experiment between 1926 and1950, pioneered research into the nature of health and its relation to environment.
This essay competition asks entrants to express their own views on current problems of individual social and community health
and wellbeing, with reference to the principal findings of the Peckham Experiment.
The competition is open to all postgraduates and undergraduates studying at a University or Institute of Higher Education
in the United Kingdom.
The closing date for essays to be submitted is 1st April 2013.
Further Information, Rules and Guidelines are at www.marylangmanprize.org.uk
Web sites and links of interest
'BMA's historic mistake on White Paper'- read an open letter to Dr Hamish Meldrum,
Chair of the BMA Council, criticising the BMA's stance on the NHS White
Paper 'Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS'
The inspiration for UK Health Watch 2005 came from
Global Health Watch.
PoHG's report complements a global equivalent initiated by the
People's Health Movement
,Global Equity Gauge Alliance
Concerned about what's happening to the NHS? Then join with others to
Save our NHS!
For a lively analysis of current health and health care issues go to:
Find out more about the increasing concern in the USA about the growing inequalities in health there, and the media based campaign that is being focussed on this issue. Go to: www.unnaturalcauses.org
Oxfam have an excellent publication "The urgency of now - a small book about the madness of inequality and poverty " available to download here. This is part of Oxfam's main book
"From Poverty to Power", also available to download at their publications website.
A recent publication on patriachy by Alex Scott-Samuel is available here to download.
"The best critique yet of 'Closing the Gap in a Generation'....it's an inspirational combination of critical scholarship
and political advocacy" is Alex Scott-Samuel's assessment of Anne-Emmanuelle Birn's paper "Making it Politic(al): Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity through Action on
the Social Determinants of Health." Download it here