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Reframing "participation" and "inclusion" in public health policy and practice to address health inequalities: Evidence from a major resident-led neighbourhood improvement initiative

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Reframing "participation" and "inclusion" in public health policy and practice to address health inequalities : Evidence from a major resident-led neighbourhood improvement initiative. / Lewis, Susan; Bambra, Clare; Barnes, Amy; Collins, Michelle; Egan, Matt; Halliday, Emma; Orton, Lois; Ponsford, Ruth; Powell, Katie; Salway, Sarah; Townsend, Anne; Whitehead, Margaret; Popay, Jennie.

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Lewis, Susan ; Bambra, Clare ; Barnes, Amy ; Collins, Michelle ; Egan, Matt ; Halliday, Emma ; Orton, Lois ; Ponsford, Ruth ; Powell, Katie ; Salway, Sarah ; Townsend, Anne ; Whitehead, Margaret ; Popay, Jennie. / Reframing "participation" and "inclusion" in public health policy and practice to address health inequalities : Evidence from a major resident-led neighbourhood improvement initiative. In: Health and Social Care in the Community. 2018.

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