Category Archives: Research & Science issues

Research & Science issues, Pesquisas científicas, Investigación científica, questions de recherche et des sciences

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 […]


Embedding research in health policy and systems in the Americas – Supplement: Improving Program Implementation through Embedded Research (iPIER)

OVERVIEW Authors: Etienne V. Langlois, Nhan T. Tran, Abdul Ghaffar, Ludovic Reveiz and Francisco Becerra-Posada Source: Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2017;41:e79. Published online: May 2017 EN – As countries develop and improve universal health coverage schemes globally, there is increasing recognition that health policymaking and health system streng­thening need to be informed by robust research evidence. […]


Social inequality in health: revisiting moments and trends in 50 years of publication of RSP

Author: Marilisa Berti de Azevedo Barros Source: Rev Saude Publica. 2017; 51: 17 Published online 21 Feb 2017 English: This study describes the frequency and types of articles on social inequalities in health published in 50 years of the Revista de Saúde Pública, taking as reference some milestones that were used as guidelines to develop […]


Designing a rapid response program to support evidence-informed decision-making in the Americas region: using the best available evidence and case studies

Contribution from our valuable members. Thank you!! Authors: Michelle M. Haby, Evelina Chapman, Rachel Clark, Jorge Barreto, Ludovic Reveiz, John N. Lavis Implementation Science (2016) 11:117 Published online: August 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Background:  The objective of this work was to inform the design of a rapid response program to support evidence-informed decision-making in health policy […]


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 […]


A Strategic Framework for Utilizing Late-Stage (T4) Translation Research to Address Health Inequities

Ethn Dis. 2016;26(3): 387-394 Published online: July 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Achieving health equity requires that every person has the opportunity to attain their full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances. Inequity experienced by populations of lower socioeconomic status is reflected in […]


Comment – Transgender health: an opportunity for global health equity

The Lancet, June 2016 Published online: 17 June 2016 Abstract / Resumen: The Lancet is publishing its first Series on transgender health. Transgender people live in all countries, but their acceptance by communities and freedom to live with their chosen gender identity or expression varies according to culture and society. This Series, led by Sam Winter […]


Team Grant: Canada-Latin America-Caribbean Zika Virus Program = Subvention d’équipe: Programme sur le virus Zika Canada-Caraïbes-Amérique latine

Important Dates / Dates importantes Application Deadline: 12 July 2016 Anticipated Notice of Decision: 30 September 2016 Funding start date: 1 October 2016  Contact Information / Pour toute demande de renseignements Telephone: 613-954-1968 Toll Free: 1-888-603-4178 Email: support@cihr-irsc.gc.ca Summary: This funding opportunity on Zika virus is in response to the virus outbreak in the Americas […]


How to do (or not to do)… gender analysis in health systems research

Rosemary Morgan, Asha George, Sarah Ssali, Kate Hawkins, Sassy Molyneux, Sally Theobald  Health Policy Plan. (2016) Published online: 26 April 2016 Abstract / Resumen: Gender—the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for males, females and other genders—affects how people live, work and relate to each other at all levels, […]


Health, Resilience, and Human Security: Moving Toward Health for All

Korc, Marcelo; Hubbard, Susan; Suzuki, Tomoko; Jimba, Masamine Japan Center for International Exchange and Pan American Health Organization Published online:  May 2016  The purpose of this document is to explain to experts in the health and development fields what a human security approach is and show how it can be applied in an attempt to […]