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IGLESIAS GUERRA, José Antonio; CASADO VERDEJO, Inés  and  POSTIGO MOTA, Salvador. Situation of assets for health in Spain. A cross-sectional descriptive study. Index Enferm [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.3, pp.152-156.  Epub July 13, 2020. ISSN 1699-5988.


to analyze the situation of the resources that are active for health in Spain, and its accessibility for the population.


a cross-sectional descriptive study of the resources and activities cataloged by the Ministry of Health according to the Strategy of Health Promotion and Prevention of the National Health System.


there are only 5 resources per 100,000 population. In 4 of the 17 Autonomous Communities it is significantly higher (p <0.001), with large differences in the number of activities per resource. 51.36% of the municipalities joined or in the process of accession to the Strategy are only in 4 Communities. There is no equitable access to such resources and activities. They do not include assets to address safety and unintentional injury.


there are territorial inequalities in the availability of resources, also within the Communities. Five lines of improvement are proposed where Primary Care Nursing professionals play a key role.

Keywords : Health promotion; Assets for health; Resources; Nursing; Health equity.

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