Category Archives: Public Health

Community-based initiatives improving critical health literacy: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative evidence

Authors: Liesbeth de Wit, Christine Fenenga, Cinzia Giammarchi, Lucia di Furia, Inge Hutter, Andrea de Winter, and Louise Meijering Source: BMC Public Health (2018) 18:40 Published online: 20 July 2017 Abstract Background: Critical health literacy enables older adults to make informed health decisions and take actions for the health and wellbeing of themselves and their […]

Regional progress towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals

Author: Pan American Health Organization ISBN: 978-92-75-11878-8 Published: June 2017 Available from: [Executive Summary]. The experience gained during 15 years of pursuing the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been vast and invaluable for the Governing Bodies of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). From a regional perspective, this document presents a summary of […]

The potential of health literacy to address the health related UN sustainable development goal 3 (SDG3) in Nepal: a rapid review

Authors: Shyam Sundar Budhathoki, Paras K. Pokharel, Suvajee Good, Sajani Limbu, Meika Bhattachan and Richard H. Osborne Source: BMC Health Services Research. BMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:237 Abstract / Resumen Background: Health literacy has been linked to health outcomes across population groups around the world. Nepal, a low income country, experiences the double burden of highly prevalent communicable as well as non-communicable […]

Zika virus: ethics preparedness for old and new challenges

Author: Carla Saenz The Lancet, v. 4, October, 2016 Published online: September, 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Esta breve publicación en inglés reflexiona sobre los desafíos que ha presentado el brote del virus del Zika en la Región de las Américas, las lecciones que se hubieran podido aprender en brotes pasados, el progreso reciente y la necesidad […]

How to improve collaboration between the public health sector and other policy sectors to reduce health inequalities? – A study in sixteen municipalities in the Netherlands

International Journal for Equity in Health. 201615:97 Published online: June 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Background: The causes of health inequalities are complex. For the reduction of health inequalities, intersectoral collaboration between the public health sector and both social policy sectors (e.g. youth affairs, education) and physical policy sectors (e.g. housing, spatial planning) is essential, but in […]

Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe

Book. Public Health Ethics Analysis. Volume 32016 Published online: April 2016 Abstract This book, published by Springer as part of its Public Health Ethics Analysis series, is a resource for training on public health ethics that alternates presentations on key public health ethics topics with cases from different parts of the world on various ethical […]

The new United Nations approach to sustainable development post-2015: Findings from four overviews of systematic reviews on interventions for sustainable development and health

Luiz A. C. Galvão, Michelle M. Haby, Evelina Chapman, Rachel Clark, Volney Magalhães Câmara, Ronir Raggio Luiz, Francisco Becerra-Posada Rev Panam Salud Publica;39(3),mar. 2016 Published online: May 2016 Objective. To identify reported interventions that facilitate sustainable development and have had a positive impact on health in four areas: sustainable food production; sustainable energy use; sustainable […]

Social inequalities and access to health: challenges for society and the nursing field

Regina Celia Fiorati, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio, Larissa Barros de Souza Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem vol.24  Ribeirão Preto  [Brazil] 2016 Published online: April 2016 Abstract:  Objective: to present a critical reflection upon the current and different interpretative models of the Social Determinants of Health and inequalities hindering access and the right to health. Method: theoretical study using critical hermeneutics to […]

A Framework for Developing the Structure of Public Health Economic Models

Hazel Squires, James Chilcott, Ronald Akehurst, Jennifer Burr, Michael P.Kelly Value in Health, 2016 Published online: 23 April 2016 – article in press, Corrected Proof Abstract / Resumen: Background: A conceptual modeling framework is a methodology that assists modelers through the process of developing a model structure. Public health interventions tend to operate in dynamically complex […]