Thursday, October 6, 2011

[EQ] Steps towards the health equity agenda in Chile

Steps towards the health equity agenda in Chile

Jeanette Vega, Center for Epidemiology and Public Health Policy, Universidad del Desarrollo de Chile
Background paper: WHO - World Conference on Social Determinants of Health, 19-21 October 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Available online PDF [69p.] at:

“……This paper describes:

·         The main strategies of the Steps toward an Equity in Health agenda implemented in the Ministry of Health and Regional Health Authorities in Chile between 2008 and 2010. The challenges faced in going to scale on an Equity and Social Determinants of Health (SDH) strategy in the health sector at a national level. Specifically it will highlight:
a. Some of the main challenges associated with managing policy change particularly in the area of public health programs that have had a long history of business as usual.
b. The strategy used to manage intersectoral processes and to incorporate the community voice
c. The competency development strategy used to secure and promote institutional

·         Discussion: Lessons learnt and future challenges…..”


 *      *     *
This message from the Pan American Health Organization, PAHO/WHO, is part of an effort to disseminate
information Related to: Equity; Health inequality; Socioeconomic inequality in health; Socioeconomic
health differentials; Gender; Violence; Poverty; Health Economics; Health Legislation; Ethnicity; Ethics;
Information Technology - Virtual libraries; Research & Science issues.  [DD/ KMC Area]
Washington DC USA

“Materials provided in this electronic list are provided "as is". Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings
and interpretations included in the Materials are those of the authors and not necessarily of The Pan American
Health Organization PAHO/WHO or its country members”.
PAHO/WHO Website
Equity List - Archives - Join/remove:
Blog SDOH:

IMPORTANT: This transmission is for use by the intended
recipient and it may contain privileged, proprietary or
confidential information. If you are not the intended
recipient or a person responsible for delivering this
transmission to the intended recipient, you may not
disclose, copy or distribute this transmission or take
any action in reliance on it. If you received this transmission
in error, please dispose of and delete this transmission.

Thank you.

No comments: