making a difference
It is not enough to know, you must also use the knowledge; it is not enough to wish, you must also act… Thinking in order to act, acting in order to think, that is the sum of all wisdom.
Closing the Gap in a Generation.
Is a statement that we have in our heads the knowledge to close the gap in a generation; we have in our hands the means to close the gap in a generation; the question is what do we have in our hearts. Do we have the will to close the gap in a generation?
Creating the conditions for individuals to take control over their lives will enable social flourishing of all members of society.
Professor Sir Michael Marmot’s evidence-based optimism is fuelled by examples, from round the world, of actions that make a difference to health inequalities. We need government action but action by communities, too.
Sir Michael is the President of the World Medical Association, Director of the Institute of Health Equity and a leading researcher on health inequality issues for more than three decades playing a central role in research projects studying health equity.