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Gaceta Sanitaria

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CAMPRUBI, Lluís; DIEZ, Èlia; MORRISON, Joana  and  BORRELL, Carme. The Ineq-Cities research project on urban health inequalities: knowledge dissemination and transfer in Spain. Gac Sanit [online]. 2014, vol.28, n.2, pp.166-169. ISSN 0213-9111.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2013.05.005.

The Ineq-Cities project analyzed inequalities in mortality in small areas and described interventions to reduce inequalities in health in 16 European cities. This field note describes the dissemination of the project in Spain. In accordance with the recommendations of the project, the objective was to translate relevant results to key stakeholders - mainly technical staff, municipal officers and local social agents - and to provide an introduction to urban inequalities in health and strategies to address them. Twenty-four workshops were given, attended by more than 350 professionals from 92 municipalities. Knowledge dissemination consisted of the publication of a short book on inequalities in health and the approach to this problem in cities and three articles in nonspecialized media, a proposal for a municipal motion, and knowledge dissemination activities in social networks. Users rated these activities highly and stressed the need to systematize these products. This process may have contributed to the inclusion of health inequalities in the political agenda and to the training of officers to correct them.

Keywords : Health inequalities; Healthy city; Cities; Equity in health; Spain; Information dissemination.

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