(A report back from Dr Kylie Valentine - No one left behind? The role of social policy in viral hepatitis - the Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference)
Kylie had a fascinating talk outlining the role of social policy in viral hepatitis. She determines social policy as society’s responses to “big picture” questions of how best to distribute resources through taxation, income support, programs and services. Social policies outline what a society regards as important and fixable problems, what those problems are and thought to be, and what is not a priority. Social policy research tells us about how different groups of people are affected by these choices and priorities, and how policies and policy domains interact.