Health Promotion Forum


Shaping Policies and Politics for Wellbeing and Sustainability 


  • Evelyne de Leeuw, CHETRE; HUE; HPI; IUHPE2022, Sydney, Australia
  • Eric Breton, EHESP, Rennes, France
  • Madalitso Phiri, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Paul Cairney, University of Sterling, Scotland
  • Patrick Harris, CHETRE, Sydney, Australia
  • Katherine Smith, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Organised by Center for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation CHETRE on behalf of the global network of health political scientists

Why is it that the unequal impact of the pandemic is framed in socioeconomic terms in some countries (i.e., it affects the poor, low-income workers, those in the gig economy) while in others the inequality is framed as disadvantaged populations defined more by demographics?

What has the pandemic revealed about structural determinants of health inequality (e.g., in some countries we do not collect data in ways that allow us to even track health inequality arising from an infectious disease outbreak)? There have been vastly differential effects and generally affected the disenfranchised even more (e.g., stay at home orders do not really help folks who have no choice but not seek work; housing issues; etc.). These are politically driven issues. We will aim to present political analyses from different parts of the world and conclude with a unified voice for the relevance and responsiveness of political and policy analysis for health, well-being, equity and sustainability.