chapter  3
Difference and diversity as determinants of health: Ethnicity, gender and disability
BySimon Forrest, Theresa Nash
Pages 20

This chapter explores the ways that difference and diversity can be seen as contributory determinants of children’s and young people’s health and wellbeing. The reader will gain an understanding of why we should be concerned with difference and diversity when it comes to adopting a public health approach to thinking about working with children and young people, the historical and policy context for the concern and also some of the ways that difference and diversity are associated with the inequitable patterning and distribution of health within contemporary British society.