Lesson 1 Introduction

Do all people have equally access to healthcare?


Health contributes to the financial and social well being of people, as well as it determines their socio-economical status.

The existence of inequalities between people/ social classes or even between countries can affect people’s health status.

Economic inequality appears to lead to worse health outcomes.

This Chapter will:

  • focus on the concept of vulnerability
  • provide some useful definitions in the field of health
  • present briefly the effects of Covid-19 on vulnerable populations, highlighting the shift towards digitization
  • introduce some European actions for health