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Challenges and reflections on the analysis of health policies

By Gabriela Lamarca & Mario Vettore (ENSP/FIOCRUZ) Many researchers and practitioners have been conducting analysis of health policies. It represents a stage of the process as important as any others, like implementation or evaluation. However, despite of its importance, little attention has been placed on how to conduct appropriate research pr [...]

International Workshop - March 14 - 18 2016: Health care provision for migrants - Ethical challenges in Germany and the UK/England

This international workshop will offer young scholars the opportunity to discuss challenges in the public health care provision for migrants. Comparing the situations in Germany and the United Kingdom, the workshop is organized around the following research question: “What are ethically acceptable strategies to deal with challenges in the pub [...]

Using Mixed Methods in the Evaluation of Complex Health Interventions

Reflections from the workshop: Towards comprehensive evaluation for health and development: promoting the integration of evaluation methods A workshop funded by the British Council Researcher Links programme and the EC SDH-Net consortium By Melisa Martinez-Alvarez (LSHTM) Mixed methods research is recognised to be essential to doing robust evaluati [...]

Economic evaluation of complex interventions

Reflections from the workshop: Towards comprehensive evaluation for health and development: promoting the integration of evaluation methods A workshop funded by the British Council Researcher Links programme and the EC SDH-Net consortium By Jo Borghi (LSHTM) Economic evaluation is recognised to be a key component within evaluation assessing value f [...]

22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion

The Municipal Health Secretariat Curitiba, the International Union for Health Promotion and Education and their partners are looking forward to hosting this important global public health and health promotion event. The 22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion will take place in Curitiba, Brazil (22-26.05.2016). The aim is to create a global [...]

Call for papers SDH-Net Special Issue

By Elis Borde (FIOCRUZ) Originally published on 10/06/2015 on http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-health/2015/06/10/social-determinants-health-health-inequalities/ Health is heavily determined by the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These, in turn, are shaped by the distribution of money, power, resources and particularl [...]

Improving Global Health practice through evaluation

By Gabriela Lamarca & Mario Vettore (ENSP/FIOCRUZ) In January 2015, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) launched a report highlighting the success of the 'Centre for Evaluation’, established in 2012. The Centre has coordinated and promoted internationally-renowned evaluation studies with the ultimate goal of impro [...]

Discussing health across Europe - from global to local policies, methods and practices

By Gabriela Lamarca & Mario Vettore (ENSP/FIOCRUZ) From 14 to 17 October 2015, the 8th European Public Health (EPH) Conference will be held in Milan, Italy. The annual EPH Conference is an initiative of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and aims to contribute to the improvement of public health across European countries by offering [...]