Chaired by Dr Roger Banks
The Academy Health Inequalities Forum (AHIF) has been established to co-ordinate, facilitate and take forward the work of the Royal Colleges and Faculties with regards to health inequalities.
Its main responsibilities are to:
- Increase awareness of the links in poverty, inequalities and ill-health, and to promote the implementation within the medical, health-care and public health professions policies which reduce inequalities in health
- Ensure that health professionals are educated about inequalities, poverty and health, and to support the development of accessible materials to inform the health professions of the effect of poverty and inequalities on health
- Work in conjunction with other relevant bodies
The Committee is chaired by Dr Roger Banks and consists of representatives from:
- Each Royal College and Faculty represented on the Academy
- Royal College of Nursing
- Royal College of Midwives
- Academy patient/lay representative
In January 2009 AHIF produced a report, The Curriculum Competency Project aiming to construct a set of competencies concerning health inequalities.
In August 2009 AHIF published a position statement on failed asylum seekers/vulnerable migrants and access to primary care