Is the EU Closing the Gap on Health Inequities?

a brief comparison of the health status of the two EU countries you selected with that of the U.S. Then, describe two efforts in those EU countries to reduce health inequities. Explain what lessons can be learned from the EU efforts you selected that can be implemented in the U.S. nationally or by individual states. Explain how the community you live in might adapt these interventions. Expand on your insights utilizing the Learning Resources.

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Gele, A. A., & Harsløf, I. (2010). Types of social capital resources and self-rated health among the Norwegian adult population. International Journal for Equity in Health, 9, 8–16.
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European Commission. (2006). Tackling health inequalities in the EU: The contributions of Various EU-level actors. Retrieved from
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European Commission. (2014). European Commission: Public health. Retrieved from  
Stegeman, I., Costongs, C., Needle C., & DETERMINE Consortium. (2010). The story of DETERMINE: Mobilising action for health equity in the EU—Final report of the DETERMINE consortium. Brussels: EuroHealthNet. Retrieved from 
Wellesley Institute. (2011). The European portal for action on health equity. Retrieved from 
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