Tackling health inequalities in Waltham Forest

Independent research from The Institute of Health Equity into reducing health inequalities within Waltham Forest.

Last updated: 24 July 2023

Next review: 1 February 2024

Walthamstow Market

The Institute of Health Equity was commissioned to work with the local authority and local partners. It's aim was to develop detailed research to understand the health inequalities experienced across Waltham Forest and their impacts.

Several socioeconomic factors determine people's health, such as:

  • occupation
  • education
  • income
  • wealth
  • and where they live

which account for avoidable and systematic health disparities.

The report ‘A Fairer and Healthier Waltham Forest’ has vital insights into the health inequalities experienced by our communities. It includes recommendations to reduce these inequalities and improve health outcomes for all. 

For more information on health inequalities in Waltham Forest, please follow the link below to the report and executive summary.

Full report

Executive summary