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Health Improvement West Lothian

We no longer have a Health Improvement Team in West Lothian but have various council teams who continue to work with community groups, education, social work, health services, voluntary organisations, volunteers, care homes and more to improve health and reduce health inequalities.

The term "inequalities in health" refers to variations in health experience between  different groups. In particular some groups experience poorer health than the majority of the population. This is either due to life circumstances, for example living in poor housing or on low and fixed incomes, having few opportunities for leisure or social activities; or to discrimination arising from gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation or disability.