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Health Equity Report 2017

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Health Equity Authors/Editors for the Full Report: Gopal K. Singh (Lead Author), Andrew “Drew” De Los Reyes, Michelle Allender, Christine Ramey, Gem Daus, Elijah Martin, Chrisp Perry, and Ivy Vedamuthu (all from OHE). Published online: March, 2018 ABSTRACT The Report presents […]


Expanded Program on Immunization in the Americas: 40 years

Editorial Author: Etienne, Carissa F. Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health, 2017 Spanish version published online: March, 2018 Childhood immunization programs have had a dramatic impact on child morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Latin America and the Caribbean, nearly 174 000 deaths were prevented through vaccination of children under 5 years of age in […]


Tracking progress towards universal coverage for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health: The 2017 Report (Countdown to 2030)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Published online: February 2018 ISBN: 978-92-806-4921-5 Countdown to 2030 tracks coverage levels for health interventions proven to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality. It calls on governments and development partners to be accountable, identifies knowledge gaps, and proposes new actions to achieve universal coverage […]


A research utilisation framework for informing global health and development policies and programmes

Authors: Christine Kim, Rose Wilcher, Tricia Petruney, Kirsten Krueger, Leigh Wynne, Trinity Zan Source: Health Research Policy and System, 2018 Published online: 9 February 2018 Abstract / Resumen A shift in the culture and practice of health and development research is required to maximise the real-world use of evidence by non-academic or non-research-oriented audiences. Many […]


Monitoring universal health coverage within the Sustainable Development Goals: development and baseline data for an index of essential health services

Authors: Daniel R Hogan, Gretchen A Stevens, Ahmad Reza Hosseinpoor, Ties Boerma Source: Lancet Global Health 2018 Summary / Resumen Background. Achieving universal health coverage, including quality essential service coverage and financial protection for all, is target 3.8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). As a result, an index of essential health service coverage indicators […]


Long-Term Care in Latin America and the Caribbean? Theory and Policy Considerations

Inter-American Development Bank Martín Caruso Bloeck, Sebastian Galiani, Pablo Ibarrarán IDB Working Paper Series ; 834 Published online: August, 2017 Abstract / Resumen: This paper discusses theoretical and practical issues related to long-term care (LTC) services in Latin America. Demand for these services will rise as the region undergoes a swift demographic transition from its […]


National health inequality monitoring: a step-by-step manual

This entry was posted in Health Inequalities by Editor Equity/Equidad.

Author: World Health Organization Published: July 2017 Overview / Acerca del libro: The manual was designed as a highly accessible, practical reference to encourage and strengthen the practice of health inequality monitoring. Additionally, the manual aims to foster regular reporting of inequalities across diverse health topics, and promote greater integration of health inequality considerations in […]


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 […]


Institutionalizing community-focused maternal, newborn, and child health strategies to strengthen health systems: A new framework for the Sustainable Development Goal era

Authors: William T. Story1, Karen LeBan, Laura C. Altobelli, Bette Gebrian, Jahangir Hossain, Judy Lewis, Melanie Morrow, Jennifer N. Nielsen, Alfonso Rosales, Marcie Rubardt, David Shanklin and Jennifer Weiss Source: Globalization and Health (2017) 13:37 Published online: June 2017 Abstract / Resumen Background: Stronger health systems, with an emphasis on community-based primary health care, are required […]


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: http://bit.ly/2tpfOjM [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 […]