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Revista Española de Salud Pública

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CALVETE OLIVA, Antonio et al. Innovating in Public Health: Monitoring of Social Determinants of Health and Reduction of Health Inequities: A priority for Spanish Presidency of the European Union in 2010. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2010, vol.84, n.1, pp.3-11. ISSN 2173-9110.

Tackling health inequalities to achieve health equity is currently one of the main challenges for developed and developing countries. Aware of this reality, and knowing how relevant for economic and social growth the inequalities in health are, the Spanish Ministry of Health and Social Policy has established "Innovation in Public Health: monitoring social determinants of health and reduction of health inequalities" as one of the priorities for the Spanish presidency of the European Union in the first semester of 2010. Furthermore, a national strategy to tackle health inequalities is being developed in the current political term. By choosing this priority, the Spanish Ministry of Health an Social Policy aims to contribute to move forward a coherent and effective agenda at both European and national level, in a new world stage more aware of the social and economic expenditure of inequity in health and its repercussions on countries welfare and development.

Keywords : Health Inequalities; Socioeconomic Factors; European Union; Monitoring; Health Status Indicators; Information systems.

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