Analysis of social determinants of health and health inequities
- a multi country event on approaches and policy
Routine monitoring of health inequity and the social determinants of health are critical to improving population health and in reducing avoidable difference is health opportunity and risks. However this area remains generally limited or marginal within health intelligence functions and mainstream policy practice. The recent findings of the WHO Global Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) strongly recommend the need for further investment in training of policy-makers and health practitioners in equity monitoring analysis and in policy assessment techniques. Such investment is also strongly indicated in the commitments of the WHO European Region Charter on Strengthening Health Systems, signed by 53 Member States in Tallinn, Estonia in June 2008 and was given further priority by international organisations and members states globally through the signing and adoption of a World Health Assembly Resolution on social determinants of health (Geneva May 2009).
The WHO Regional Office for Europe through its Office for Investment for Health and Development (WHO Venice Office) is organising a Multi-Country event in collaboration with P.J. Safarik University, Kosice Institute for Society and Health (KISH), to present and debate issue and methods in policy, research, monitoring and analysis of social determinants of health and health inequities, in countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkan Republics and the Baltic States.
The aim of the event is to provide a forum for policy-makers, planners and analysts to test and apply know-how, tools and practical techniques to monitor and analyse social inequities in health and to increase familiarity in using these analyses to advance national strategies and targets to reduce social inequities in health.
12-17 October 2009
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Morning Sessions will consist of key note speakers and lectures. These will be free of charge and open to the public and interested stakeholders. Afternoons will be organized around formal taught sessions and practical workshops, to support testing and application of learning to the country conditions and priorities of participants. The working language will be English.
Thematic areas will include ● Contemporary issues in the research and analysis of Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequities (SDHI) ● Explanatory frameworks for social inequities in health ● Health equity surveillance - data availability and equity stratifiers in routine statistics and reporting ● Approaches and methods in analysis of social determinants of health and health inequities. ● Ethnicity issue in research and policy ● Translation of research findings into policy and programs ● Equity focused policy analyses and option generation ● Economic analyses and incentives for addressing social determinants of health ● Public awareness of Social Inequities
PJ Safarik University, Srobarova 2, Kosice, Slovakia. Main university building, Historical hall on first floor
A more detailed timetable and further information regarding registration, travel and accommodation will be available on http://www.lf.upjs.sk/omek or via e-mail to Dr. Andrea Madarasova Geckova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for visitors (morning open lectures):
To register your interest to participate, please contact directly or send an email with your name, position, and organisation and contact details to Mrs. Jarmila Fristikova at email@example.com.
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