21 March 2012

Moving Forward Equity: policy proposals for Spain




Commission on the Reduction of Social Inequalities in Health in Spain published this report in May 201o in Spanish. The English language version has recently come out.

Click here to download the English version.

Click here to go to download the Spanish version and see what else Spain is doing on health inequalities.

The Commission priorities have been actioned through work on nine policies under four themes:

A. To develop Health Equity Information Systems to guide public policies
  • Health Equity National Monitoring Network 
  • Health Impact Assessment in Public Policies
  • Report on Health Inequalities in Spain 
B. To promote and develop knowledge and tools fo intersectoral work: moving forward to the concept of  Health and Equity in All Policies.
  • Creation of intersectoral bodies 
  • Inclusion of specific objectives in health plans 
  • Training in Health Equity for professionals of Health sector 
  • Actions to raise awareness of the importance of health inequalities 
C. To develop a Global Plan for Childhood and Youth Health, which protects equal opportunities for all children protects equal opportunities for all children's development, regardless of their parents' conditions.
  • Global Support to Childhood
D. To develop a plan for political visibility of the National Strategy on Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health.
  • Political visibility Plan