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Countries Represented:

North America: Canada, US, Mexico
Central America: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Caribbean: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago
South America: Brazil, Guyana, Paraguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela,
Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Spain, UK

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Meetings of the Network
 
General Webinars
Webinar (5/30/18): 
-Agenda - English and Spanish
-Presentation - English and Spanish
-Meeting Notes - English and Spanish
-Recorded Webinar - English and Spanish
 
Webinar (4/25/18): 
-Agenda (English and  Spanish) and supporting materials (English  and  Spanish
-Presentation   English   Spanish
-Meeting Notes:  English   Spanish
-Recorded Webinar (English   Spanish)
 
Webinar (3/28/18): Knowledge- Sharing and Action Network on Health Equity in the Americas 
-Agenda and supporting materials – (English and Spanish)
-Network Fact Sheet (English)
-Presentation 
-Meeting notes : English    Spanish 
-Recorded Webinar
 
Webinar (2/28/18): Knowledge- Sharing and Action Network on Health Equity in the Americas 
-Agenda and supporting materials - Spanish  English
-Presentation 
-Meeting notes  Spanish   English 
-Recorded Webinar

 

Webinar (1/31/18): Knowledge- Sharing and Action Network on Health Equity in the Americas 
-Agenda and supporting materials - Spanish  English
-Presentation 
-Meeting notes  Spanish   English 
-Recorded Webinar 


Webinar (12/13/17): Network for Health Equity in the Americas
-Agenda-  Spanish  English 
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-Meeting notes  Spanish   English

 
Governance Committee Meeting
 
Meeting (6/13/18)
-Agenda  Spanish   English 
-Video recording   Video
-Meeting notes  Spanish   English
 
Meeting (5/16/18)
-Agenda  Spanish   English 
-Presentation   Spanish  English 
-Video recording   Spanish  English 
-Meeting notes  Spanish   English
 
Advocacy and Communications Committee
 
Meeting (4/25/18)
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-Presentation   Spanish  English 
-Video recording   Spanish  English 
-Meeting notes  Spanish  English 
 

Network Documents
Declaration of Cuernavaca (DRAFT) - Spanish  English 
The Declaration of Cuernavaca announces the creation of a network of horizontal collaborations among intersectoral entities that will advocate for health equity in the Americas.

Network Linkages
CLADEM
FIOCRUZ
National Institute of Public Health, Mexico (INSP)
Pan American Health Organization Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation     
WORLD Policy Analysis Center  
UCL Institute of Health Equity
UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America    
*More to come

Other Linkages
For additional resources, see Summit Materials
 
Resources for Network Efforts
Health Equity for Transformational Change PDF
 
Network Administration / Contact Information
As development of the network continues, coordinating efforts will be spearheaded by the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty  and Health in Latin America
 

Michael A. Rodriguez, MD, MPH
Founding Director
Professor and Vice Chair, UCLA Department of Family Medicine

Andrea Leiva
Project Manager

Anne M. Dubois, MWC, Fellow PRSA
Senior Consultant

UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America
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November 14-15, 2017
Cuernavaca, México
#HealthEquityAmericas

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Day 1       Day 2

General Meeting Information
Summit Participants
Summit Program-at-a-Glance
Summit Program Agenda and Directory
Summit Information for Participants
Summit 2017 Presentations
Suggested Reading Materials
Program Planning Committee
Summit Partners
 
Meeting Hotel
Hosteria Las Quintas
Blvd. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz 9, Cantarranas,
62448 Cuernavaca, Mor., México
Meeting Venue
Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP)
Avenida Universidad 655
Santa María Ahuacatitlán,
62100 Cuernavaca, Mor., México

 

 

 

 

Health inequities across the Americas persist, and in some cases, are widening. While health is
recognized as a fundamental human right, health inequities, which are avoidable, obstruct
individuals and communities from achieving their best health and development potential. To
understand and put forward proposals to address these inequities, the UCLA Blum Center on
Poverty and Health in Latin America, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and the WORLD Policy Analysis Center will hold a two-day
summit during November 14-15, 2017. The Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (National Institute
of Public Health) of México will host the meetings at its Cuernavaca campus. Findings and
discussions from the Summit are intended to help inform policies that promote health equity in the
Americas.

Entitled Summit 2017: Health Equity in the Americas, this convening builds on the work of the PAHO
Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas (the Commission) and will take
place in collaboration with leaders from countries of Latin America and North America. In addition,
the UCL Institute of Health Equity will lend expertise and the WORLD Policy Analysis Center will
bring comprehensive global social policy data to assist in examining potential solutions at a
national and regional scale to health inequities in order to reach our overarching goal of building
solutions for health equity across the Americas.

Summit Participants

 

Summit Program-at-a-Glance 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit Program Agenda and Directory

 

Summit Information for Participants
Official language of the Summit is Spanish; simultaneous translation will be provided.
WiFi will be available at meeting venue; participants encouraged to bring laptops/notebooks.

Social Media
Twitter: Tweet from the Summit, using #HealthEquityAmericas
Facebook: Post, like our posts and share posts of others broadcasting about the Summit.

Summit 2017 Presentations

Welcome, Purpose of Convening, Michael A. Rodriguez, MD, MPH

Building and Implementing Evidence-Based Equity Policies, Juan Rivera, PhD

Health Equity in the Americas, Professor Sir Michael Marmot, MBBS, PHD

Quantitative Policy Data to Promote Population Health and Equity - English / Spanish, Jody Heymann, MD, MPH

Colaborar para la accion: inciativas internacionales y regionales, Nelly Salgado, PhD

PAHO Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas: Overview, Jesica Allen, PhD

Suggested Reading Material

Where comparative data are readily available, the WORLD Policy Analysis Center has prepared briefs to provide an initial look at some policies critical to the social determinants of health. These briefs offer background for sample policies related to:

 

Other Suggested Reading Materials
The materials below have been selected to assist in informing discussions in each of the tracks. Participants: Please take time to download and review the documents relevant to your track.

Track A – Develop Our Power: Pathways to Health

Session 1
PAHO Intersectoral Action and Health Equity in Latin America: An Analytical Approach
See Section 5, starting on p 10 for hypotheses and rationales that explain how intersectoral approach is put into practice in Latin America. See also Figure 1, p 11, Fig 2, p 15

Advocating Intersectoral Action for Health Equity and Well-being: the Importance of Adapting Communication to Concept and Audience

Session 2
Operationalizing Social Cohesion in Latin America – Implications for the United States

Session 3

Global Development Goals and Linkages to Health and Sustainability: Workshop Summary (2014).

Complete book is also available for download at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK202282/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK202282.pdf


 

Track B – Transforming Barriers: Actions Against Marginalization

Session 1

Closing the Gender Gap
https://www.worldpolicycenter.org/events-and-launches/closing-the-gender-gap

No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project
http://www.noceilings.org/ 

Session 2

Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas, Section 2.5 Ethnicity

PAHO’s 2017 Policy on Ethnicity and Health, Situation Analysis

Session 1

FIOCRUZ Observatory: http://dssbr.org/site/memoria-observatorio

Case studies:

Session 2
The following websites provide information on other regional and global networks for health equity. Please review for discussions during Session 2 of Track C.

Session 3

Global Development Goals and Linkages to Health and Sustainability: Workshop Summary (2014).

Complete book is also available for download at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK202282/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK202282.pdf

 

Program Planning Committee
Karabi Acharya, DSc, MHS; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Jessica Allen, PhD; UCL Institute of Health Equity
Mabel Bianco, MPH; Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Region of the Americas
Cindy Blackstock, PhD: Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Region of the Americas
Xóchitl Castañeda, PhD; Health Initiatives of the Americas
Anna Coates, PhD; Pan American Health Organization
Nicolas de Guzman Chorny, MA; WORLD Policy Analysis Center
Anne M. Dubois, MWC; UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America
Kira Fortune, PhD, MIH, MA, BSc; Pan American Health Organization
Trene Hawkins, MS; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Andrea Leiva, UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America
Alonzo Plough, PhD, MA, MPH; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Michael A. Rodriguez, MD, MPH; UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America
Nelly Salgado de Snyder, PhD; INSP (National Institute of Public Health, Mexico)

 

Summit 2017 Partners