Las políticas para disminuir las desigualdades en salud

Translated title of the contribution: Policies to reduce health inequalities

Carme Borrell, Lucía Artazcoz

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This paper reviews policies to reduce social inequalities in health and presents some examples. Previously it presents the model on social determinants of health inequalities. The model described on the determinants of health inequalities is used by the Commission on Social Determinants of Health of the World Health Organisation that contains three main elements: the socio-economic and political context, socioeconomic status and intermediary factors. It describes 10 principles to keep in mind to launch interventions aimed at reducing inequalities in health and describes various policies depending on different «entry points» considered in the conceptual model. Finally we present two examples: The Public Health Policy of Sweden and the programme «Barrio Adentro» in Venezuela.

Translated title of the contributionPolicies to reduce health inequalities
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)465-473
Number of pages9
JournalGaceta sanitaria / S.E.S.P.A.S
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Inequalities in health
  • Interventions
  • Policies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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