Category Archives: Americas

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 […]


Horizons 2030: Equality at the centre of sustainable development

Thirty-sixth session of ECLAC (Mexico City, 23-27 May 2016) United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Published online: May 2016 Overview The world is living a change of era. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals represent the international community’s response to the economic, distributive and […]


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 […]


Launch and Panel Discussion “Review of Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas”

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Pan American Health Organization DATE: Wednesday, 11 May 2016 TIME: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST) – time zone converter (click here) VIRTUAL LINK:  http://www.livestream.com/paho (English) Overview: The Cross-Cutting Themes Working Group at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) cordially invites you to attend the launch of the PAHO-commissioned Review of Equity and […]


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 […]


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 […]


9th Annual Health Disparities Institute

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, University of the Virgin Islands, School of Nursing


Enhancing evidence informed policymaking in complex health systems: lessons from multi-site collaborative approaches

Health Research Policy and Systems 14 (2016): 20
Published online: 17 March 2016


4th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Where: Vancouver, Canada
When: on 14-18 November 2016