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 […]


Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT): Software for exploring and comparing health inequalities

The World Health Organization Overview: Equity is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In pledging to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries have committed themselves to leave no one behind. Health inequality monitoring is critical to understand who is being left behind as it can identify differences in health between […]


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 […]


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Gender inequities and HIV prevalence and AIDS mortality: Findings from the United Nation countries Mohammad Khammarnia, Nahid Hatam, Mohammad Hossein Faraji South East Asia Journal of Public Health, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 51-54, jul. 2015. ISSN 2313-531X   Handbook on health inequality monitoring with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries World […]


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The EQUITY Blog purpose is to share public health information of international significance with contents related to the priority issues on Health and Human Development. The main topics connect equity and its implications of reduction of inequalities in health, poverty reduction, universal health coverage, ethics, gender and the social determinants of health, and their applications […]


World Development Indicators 2016: Featuring the Sustainable Development Goals

World Bank Group Published online: April 2016 Overview / Visión General These WDI Highlights are drawn from World Development Indicators (WDI) 2016 – the World Bank’s compilation of internationally comparable statistics about global development and the quality of people’s lives. WDI is regularly updated and new data are added in response to the needs of […]


Observatory on measuring health inequalities and equity analysis in Colombia

Colombia, Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social Coord. editorial: Juan Carlos Rivillas-Garcia, Diana Catalina Mesa-Lopera, Martha Lucia Ospina-Martínez ISBN: 978-958-8903-38-5 Published online: March 2016 Abstract: In 2015, the Government of Colombia launched the Observatory for Measuring Health Inequalities and Equity Analysis in Colombia (ODES for its acronym in Spanish), as an additional tool to contribute […]