Research on Health Equity

The FOPH develops knowledge bases in the field of health equity and instigates studies on the health of deprived population groups.  

The FOPH has commissioned a number of basic reports (in German and French) to define its future activities in the areas of Health Equity:

The research activities aim to monitor developments and issues in the field of health equity and to obtain in-depth insights in order to be able to implement targeted measures. Analysis is to be conducted in the next few years to determine the costs of excessive, insufficient or inappropriate treatment among disadvantaged groups and to identify the benefits of the implemented measures. Data from the Swiss Health Survey (SHS) are also to be specifically analysed with regard to health inequalities. To complete the picture, additional surveys are to be conducted on groups that are poorly represented in the SHS (e.g. asylum seekers).

Thematically categorised further information and research reports can be found on the health equity website and on the following pages:

The topic of health equity is also a priority internationally. The World Health Organization WHO and the European Union consider health equity a condition for security, peace and social prosperity and have published recommendations and reports to promote it. You will find further information in the infobox below.

Last modification 28.11.2019

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Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
Health Strategies Division
Health Equity Section
Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
3003 Berne
Switzerland
Tel. +41 58 462 74 17
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