SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.80 número5Lesiones por accidentes de trabajo, una prioridad en salud públicaEl Instituto de Salud Carlos III y la sanidad española: Origen de la medicina de laboratorio, de los institutos de salud publica y de la investigación sanitaria índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google


Revista Española de Salud Pública

versión On-line ISSN 2173-9110versión impresa ISSN 1135-5727


VILLALBI, Joan R.  y  COMITE CIENTIFICO PARA LA REFORMA DE LA SALUD PUBLICA EN CATALUNA et al. Proposals for the Reform of Public Health Services in Catalonia. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2006, vol.80, n.5, pp.567-583. ISSN 2173-9110.

In the year 2004 the government of Catalonia undertook a process to reform its public health services. In this context, it created a working groupinvolving experts from diverse backgrounds to analyse the reforms to be undertaken, the Scientific Committee for the Reform of Public Health in Catalonia. Its members produced eight documents on specific aspects of public health, from which a global report of the Committee was compiled by the end of 2005. This paper makes a synthesis of their production, and includes as an annex their recommendations and proposals. Public health policies should be structured around three main goal: the reduction of health inequalities, the control and removal of social and environmental risks, and effective improvements in quality of life. To reach them, common criteria are defined as main directions. These are based in favouring decentralization of public health services and their administration, linking public health activities with health care services, designing interventions with a population perspective, and reinforcing cross-sectional implications of public health. The work of this Committee is produced in the context of an international debate on the future of public health services and the disproportion between its contribution to health and well being and its resources and visibility. The Committee produced proposals and recommendations which can be grouped in five facets: consolidating a solid and coherent system, developing an organizational reform, defining a port-folio of services, adopting improvements in management, and taking into account cross sectional aspects relating to public health.

Palabras clave : Public health; Management; Planning.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons