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Presentation on "Participatory action research in health services networks: The experience of the Equity LA II project in Chile"

2018-12-17

Next Tuesday, December 18, will take place at the School of Public Health of the University of Chile the presentation of the Participatory Action Research in Health Services Networks: The Experience of the Equity-LA II Project in Chile. Dr. Verónica Iglesias Alamos, director of the School of Public Health at the University of Chile, and Pamela Eguiguren Bravo, researcher responsible for the Equity-LA II study in Chile are in charge of this presentation.    The Project "Impact of care integration strategies on th...

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Health teams of the Northern Metropolitan Health Service Network in Chile organised an evaluation workshop on the virtual consultations generated within the framework of the Equity LA II project

2018-12-11

Last Friday, November 23rd, doctors and other professionals from different services of the San José Hospital, Roberto del Río Hospital, the National Cancer Institute, community health directors and members of the CESFAM teams from the communes of the Northern Metropolitan Health Service (SSMN) network, met in a conference organized by the Local Steering Committee (LSC), convened by the Northern Metropolitan Health Service. The objective of the meeting was to analyze the experiences regarding the implementation of virtual consul...

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Results of the Equity-LA II project at the 11th European Public Health Congress in Ljubljana (Slovenia)

2018-12-11

Two members of the CSC team, María Luisa Vázquez and Aida Oliver, presented the results of the Equity LA II project at the 11th European Public Health Congress, which took place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) between 28 November and 1 December, under the slogan Aires de cambio: hacia nuevas formas de mejorar la salud pública de Europa (https://ephconference.eu/). The congress was attended by 65 countries from all over the world and more than one thousand attendees (1650). María Luisa Vázquez, principal investi...

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Comparative results on clinical coordination at the Annual Meeting of the Spanish and Portuguese Epidemiology Societies in Lisbon

2018-12-11

In the session "Management and evaluation of health services and technologies" of the XXXVI Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE) and XIII Congresso da Associação Portuguesa de Epidemiologia (APE) the oral communication was presented: "Knowledge and use of coordination mechanisms between levels of care in Latin America".  The work includes baseline data from the project, specifically from the COORDENA 2015 survey, and analyzes the care coordination mechanisms introduced to improve ...

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IX International Workshop of the Equity-La II Project, in México

2018-09-26

The Institute of Public Health at the University of Veracruz, México, hosted the IX International Workshop of the project between the 24th  and 30th of August. All research teams participated in the workshop along with health services managers, members of the local steering committee and members of the international and national scientific committees (Juan Neme Kuri, Deputy director of teaching and research in centre Dr. Rafael Lucio, Soledad Barria, University of Chile and Carolina Tetelboin, Metropolitan Autonomous University X...

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IX International Workshop of the Equity-LA II project, in Mexico

Xalapa (Mexico) 24-31 august 2018

2018-07-02

The IX International Workshop of the Equity-LA II Project will take place between the 24th and 30th of August at the University Veracruzana (Xalapa). Researchers from all Latin American (Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay) and European (Belgium and Spain) teams will attend the workshop together with members of the Iinternational scientific committee, experts and the local steering committees or professional platforms. The main content of the workshop will be the current status of the project activities and the pr...

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Presentation of the book Integrated networks of health services in Colombia and Brazil. A case study

2018-06-12

On February 27, 2018 the University of Rosario in Bogotá hosted the launch of the book Integrated Networks of Health Services in Colombia and Brazil. A case study that presents partial results of the research project "Impact on equity access and efficiency of integrated health services networks in Colombia and Brazil (Equity-LA) ", also financed by the EU, developed between 2009 and 2013 and predecessor of Equity LA II, currently underway. The book, edited by the University of Rosario, was prepared by researchers from the di...

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Results of Equity LA II at the first World Congress on Immigration, Ethnicity, Race and Health

2018-06-12

The results on the influence of the country of origin and ethnicity / race on the perception of coordination (doctors) and continuity of care (users) across levels of care in three Latin American countries were presented at a global level, in the context of The World Congress on Immigration, Ethnicity, Race and Health. In particular, two communications were presented: Differences in perception of continuity of care between population and ethnic / race minorities: a cross-sectional study with chronic patients in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, sig...

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Seminar on experiences of integration of care in health services networks in Latin America

2018-05-07

On February 27, 2018, University of Rosario and the Integrated Sub-regional Health Services South and South West, attached to the Ministry of Health of Bogotá organized in Bogotá (Colombia) the seminar "Experiences of Integration of Care in Networks of Health Services of Latin America". The objective was to present the interventions for improvement of coordination and continuity of care, designed and implemented, based on the results of the analysis of coordination and continuity in study networks. The seminar was...

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VIII International Workshop of the Equity-LA II project, in Colombia

2018-05-02

The University of Rosario in Colombia hosted the VIII International Workshop of the project between February 19 and 28. All the researcher teams joined the workshop along with the health services managers of the participating countries, the members of the local steering committees and the members of the international scientific committee (Jacques Girard, University of Laval, Canada and Soledad Barria, University of Chile). The preliminary results of the interventions evaluation process constituted the main content of the workshop. The at...

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II Edition of the course on integrated healthcare networks in Chile

2018-04-27

For the second time, the School of Public Health at the University of Chile held the course "Integrated healthcare networks: analysis of experiences in the Latin American context", between the 15th and 19th of January 2018. It forms part of the intervention to improve the care coordination across levels of care in the public health services in Chile developed in the framework of the project. Thirty participant with different background health professionals health services managers and academics, coming from different regions of...

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VIII International Workshop (Bogota, 19-27 feb 2018)

Bogotá (Colômbia) 19-27 fevereiro 2018

2018-02-16

The VIII International Workshop of the Equity-LA II Project will take place on February 19 at the University of Rosario (Bogotá). Researchers from all Latin America (Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay) and European (Belgium and Spain) team and will attend the workshop together with members of the International scientific committee, experts and the local driver committees and professional platform. The main content of the workshop is to present the current status of the project and evaluation framework of the pr...

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II Conference on Best Practices in Network Integration • Intervention Network in Chile

2017-12-22

The past 6th and 7th December, the 2nd Conference on Best Practices in Network and care coordination cases was held in Santiago, Chile, organized by the North Metropolitan Health Service (SSMN) and its network, with the collaboration of the Public School of Health of the University of Chile, leader of the Equity LA II project in Chile. These seminars were established with the purpose of contributing to the integration of the Northern Metropolitan Service Network (RISSMN), by creating a meeting space to share of collaborative experiences ...

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Results on Continuity of care presented at the X European Congress of public health

2017-11-28

Marianna Vitaloni, member of the Equity LA II team of the Consorci de Salut i Social de Catalunya (CSC), attended the X European Public Health Conference held in Stockholm, between the 2nd and 4th of November. Under the slogan "Sustainable, resilient and healthy communities", the congress counted on around 1600 participants, including public health professionals, managers and decision makers from 73 countries around the world. In a session dedicated to health systems challenges and innovations, Dr. Vitaloni presented the commun...

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Workshop on integrated health services networks in Bogota

2017-11-10

Between the 2nd  and the 4th of November the University of Rosario and the South West Integrated Health Services Subnetwork organized the workshop "Improving coordination and continuity of care across levels of care of health services networks in the Latin American context”. The workshop took place in the main auditorium of the District Health Secretariat of Bogotá as part of the intervention to improve the coordination of care in the public heathcare networks of Bogotá. Close to a hundred health professiona...

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The VII International Workshop (Montevideo and Colonia, 19th - 28th June, 2017

Montevideo and Colonia (Uruguay) 19-28 June 2017

2017-06-19

The VII Internationa Workshop of the Equity-LA II Project will take place on June 19 at the Faculty of Nursing of the Universty of the University of the Republic of Montevideo (Uruguay). Researchers from all Latin America (Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay) and European (Belgium and Spain) team and will attend the workshop together with members of the International scientific committee, experts and the local driver committees and professional platform. The main content of the Workshop will be two: the presentation an...

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The institute of public health of Veracruz organized an international course for professionals and managers of the Veracruz health services (SESVER)

Veracruz 15 - 19 May 2017

2017-05-19

On the 19th of May finished thethe international course on integrated healthcare networks organized by Institute of Public Health in Veracruz on Health Care Integrated Networks. The course was attended by 65 participants, mainly primary care and secondary care doctors, but also other health professionals, beloging to the intervention network in Xalapa. The purpose of the course was to contribute to the the professionals’ up-date and sharing of experiences on the relevance of a work coordinated among doctors to facilitate the adequate t...

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VI International Workshop (Rosario, 21-25 nov 16)

Rosario (Argentina) 21 - 25 November 2016

2016-11-30

The Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina) hosted the VI Internacional Workshop of the Equity-LA II project from 21 to 25 November. The workshop counted with the presence of researchers from all participating teams in Latin America (Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay) Belgium and Spain, as well as managers and directors of the participating health services networks, members of the local comittees of Colombia, Chile, México, Argentina and Uruguay, and members of the International Scientific Committee (Dr. Soled...

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Programme of the Cycle of virtual conferences on good practices in coordination

2016-10-28

The Cycle of virtual teleconferences is a space for the exchange on strategies of experiences to improve coordination between levels of care that have been implemented in heath services networks in different contexts. Throughout the cycle relevant experiences of all countries participating in the Equity will be presenting. Programne of the cycle - download ...

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Experience in care coordination in the Program of Care of Pregnant Women in Colombia (3-nov-16)

Cyce of teleconferences Nov 3rd, 2016

2016-10-27

On Novembre 3rd the conference "Experience in care coordination in the framework of the Program of Care of Pregnant Women "Protecting life on maternal and perinatal health. USS Paul VI-Bosa." Integrated Subnetwork South West ESE. Colombia.", in charge of Dr. Ebert Pérez González, doctor in the Health Services Unit Pablo VI, will be held. Dr. Pérez González is a specialist in quality assurance audit in health and an audit specialist with emphasis on epidemiology. He will present the experie...

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VI International Workshop Rosario (21-25 Nov)

Rosario 21-25 November 2016

2016-10-06

The Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina) will host the VI International Workshop of the Equity-LA II project that will take place from November 21st to November 25th. Researchers from all participating teams of Latin America (Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay), as well as of Belgium and Spain, will attend the workshop. Members of the international scientific committee, who support the project in both the research as the intervention phase, will also participate. The meeting will mainly address the progress in ...

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Tutoring between primary and seconday care physicians for the discussion of clinical cases (27-set-16)

Cycle of teleconferences Sept 27th, 2016

2016-09-10

On September 27th the conference "Tutoring between primary and secondary care physicians for the discussion of clinical cases", in chage of Dr. Josep M. Bellmunt, primary care doctor in the primary care medical centre of Barceloneta, PAMEM, will be held. After the presentations, a space for questions and an open discussion will take place. This coference forms part of the Cycle of teleconferences on experiences of interventions to improve coordination between levels of care. The conference will be broadc...

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Network of renal health care. SSPP. Rosario, 2011-2015 (27-sep-16)

Cycle of teleconferences Sept 8th 2016

2016-09-08

On Septembr 8th, the conference "Network of renal health care. SSPP. Rosario, 2011-2015."  will be held. In charge of the conference are: Dr. Claudio Alonso, medical nefrologist and head of PAIS-R, Dra. Elba Hernández, medical nefrologistc in SSP and member of PAIS-R and Dra. Ana Pendino, statistician in the Local Health Network. After the presentations, a space for questions and open discussion will take place. This conference forms part of the Cycle of teleconferenc...

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Start of the cycle of teleconferences on experiences with interventions to improve coordination between levels of care

2016-05-19

Equity-LA II has launched a series of virtual teleconferences on experience to improve coordination between levels of care implemented in the networks participating in the project. The first teleconference of the cycle took place on May 19 in charge of Dr. Nadia Martin, medical specialist in the nephrology service of the hospital Dr. Josep Trueta, Girona, Spain. She presented their experience with the implementation of Interconsultations between primary and secondary care through videoconferencing and e-mail, which was deepened in the de...

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V International Workshop

Barcelona 14 -18 March 2016

2016-01-26

The Consorci de Salut i Social de Catalunya (Spain) will host, at its headquarters, the V international workshop of the Equity-LA II project, which will be attended by researchers from all participating teams in Latin America (Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay ) Belgium and Spain. It will also have the participation of members of the international scientific committee, which support the project both in the research as in the intervention phases. The meeting's main objective is joint discussion of possible interve...

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Mexico team returns the results of the baseline study in the intervention network

Xalapa, Veracruz (Mexico)

2016-01-25

Del 14 al 22 de enero del 2016, el equipo mexicano realizó doce sesiones de trabajo para la divulgación de los resultados obtenidos en el estudio de línea de base (componente cuantitativo y cualitativo) en las unidades de la red de servicios de salud, a población sin seguridad social, en el municipio de Xalapa, Veracruz (red de intervención) conformada por 7 centros de Atención Primaria, uno de atención especializada intermedia para pacientes con enfermedades crónicas (UNEME) y dos hosp...

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IV International Workshop

Xalapa, Veracruz 24 September– 3 October 2015

2015-10-12

Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico) hosted the IV International Workshop from 24 September to 2 October, counted with the presence of researchers from all participating teams in Latin America (Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Uruguay) Belgium and Spain and members of the International Scientific Committee (Dr. Soledad Barria, University of Chile and Dr. Nuria Homedes, University of Texas), the national scientific committee of Mexico and local committees of Mexico and Colombia, which give support to the project both in the research...

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Equity-LA II published in CONICYT newsletter

2015-09-03

The Newsletter of international relations of the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Ministry of Education, Government of Chile published the news of the project Equity-LA II in connection european section. Read on line Download the pdf ...

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General Coordinator of Equity LA II supports the progress of the project in Chile

2015-07-08

Between June 28 and July 8, M. Luisa Vázquez was in Chile in order to support the Chilean research team in the development of the activities of the project. Currently it is being implemented the survey of coordination across care levels (COORDENA-LA) aimed at primary care physicians and specialist and simultaneously is being applied the survey of continuity (CCAENA-LA).to users and users of the Family Health Centers of the districts involved in the study. Throughout her stay, Dr. Vázquez participated in various activities; ...

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Fieldwork’s development of coordination and continuity across care levels surveys

2015-07-01

Currently is being carried out simultaneously in the six countries studied, fieldwork of two surveys to measure coordination (COORDENA-LA survey) and continuity between levels of care ( CCAENA-LA survey). The survey of coordination across care levels (COORDENA-LA) is aimed at primary care physicians and specialists working in the network of intervention and control selected in each country. Its aim is to analyze the perception of clinical management coordination and information between levels of care, factors that influence, level of kno...

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Second meeting of the Steering Committee of the health service Metropolitano Norte of Chile

2015-03-31

In March 31st the second meeting of the Steering Committee of the project was held at the headquarters of the Department of Health of the Recoleta Municipality. This meeting took place within the framework of the multi-centric project funded by the European Commission and developed in Chile by the School of Public Health Dr. Salvador Allende of the University of Chile. "The aim of the committee is to take decisions about the research process of the study, which includes the design and evaluation of interventions to improve coordinat...

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3rd International Workshop

Recife 6-14 November 2014

2014-11-16

From 6 to 14 November the Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira (Brazil) hosted the third international workshop of the project attended by more than 40 researchers from all the participating countries. During the meeting progress to date was discussed and the next steps of the project were planned. Among the advances were presented; preliminary results of qualitative studies of different countries  -on care coordination from the professionals point of view and on continuity of care from the perspective of users ...

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Public launch of the project in Brazil

2014-08-26

Last August took place the public launch of the project in Brazil, hosted by the Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira (IMIP). Likewise, in the context of the presentation of the project, the University of Pernambuco (UPE) organized a conference aimed at masters and doctoral students in health sciences and natural sciences, which was also attended by the Vice Chancellor of UPE. The two events were attended by Dr. M. Luisa Vázquez project coordinator, and the principal investigators of the two Brazilian partici...

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Representative of the Cooperation Section of the European Union visit the Universidad Veracruzana

2014-08-24

Juan Garay, Head of Cooperation Section of the European Union visited the Universidad Veracruzana in the context of the Equity-LA II project on August 2014. You can read the full press release published by the Universidad Veracruzana ...

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Public launch of the project in Uruguay

2014-06-09

On 9 June Dr. M. Luisa Vázquez project coordinator and Prof. Fernando Bertolotto, director of the Research Unit of the School of Nursing of the Universidad de la República (UdelaR) and principal investigator of the project in Uruguay led the official project presentation to the authorities of the country: the Administration of State Health Services (ASSE) and the Ministry of Health and the University of the Republic, at the headquarters of the School of Nursing UdelaR . During her stay, Dr. Vazquez attended the conferences ...

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Project coordinator visits the National University of Rosario

2014-05-07

Dr. M.Luisa Vazquez, coordinator of Equity -LA II, travels to Rosario (Argentina) to meet the research team of the National University of Rosario, and at the same time to visit the health care networks participating in the project. During her stay, Dr. Vazquez was received by Monica Fein, mayor of the city of Rosario and Leonardo Caruana Secretary of Health of the Municipality of Rosario. After the meeting, which served as the project presentation to the authorities in Rosario, Dr. Caruana highlighted the importance of choosing the city ...

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2nd International Workshop

Santiago de Chile 24-28 March 2014

2014-03-31

The Universidad de Chile hosted the second international workshop, that took place from 24 to 28 March and which was attended by researchers from all participating countries. The meeting aimed to present the progress made during the first eight months of the study and discuss and plan the next stages of the project. Each country presented their health care networks participating in the coordination strategies which will be implemented between levels of care. There were also presented the characteristics of the networks that will act as a...

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Public presentation of the project in Chile

24th March 2014

2014-03-25

On 2413 March took place the public launch of the project at the headquarters of the Universidad de Chile. The event was attended by the PhD. M. Luisa Vázquez project coordinator and Pamela Eguiguren, researcher at the Escuela de Salud Pública Dr. Salvador Allende G. of the Universidad de Chile and principal investigator of the project in Chile, who presented the project at international and national level respectively. During the presentation of the project the impact the project will have on the Latin American country was hig...

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Agreement between the Universidad Veracruzana and the Ministry of Health of State of Veracruz

2014-03-14

In the context of the public launch of the project in Mexico, took place the agreement of collaboration between the Universidad Veracruzana and the Ministry of Health of the State of Veracruz. This collaboration will not only be used for the development of the research, but also to promote research in health systems in Mexico. You can read the full press release on:  Universidad Veracruzana Coordinación general de comunicación social del estado de Veracruz Crónica del poder Veracruzanos.info ...

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Public presentation of the project in Mexico

2014-03-13

On 13 March took place the public launch of the project at the headquarters of the Universidad Veracruzana. The event was attended by M. Luisa Vázquez project coordinator Ivonne Angelica Cisneros, researcher at the Institute of Public Health of the University of Veracruz and principal investigator of the project in Mexico who conducted the project presentation. ...

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Presentation of the Equity-LA II project

2013-09-15

The Equity-LA II was presented at the international conference “Access and care coordination in health care networks of the health care system of Colombia and Brazil”, where the Equity-LA I project was finalized and its research results presented. The University of Rosario in Bogotá organized the conference, which was celebrated on the 15 and 16 of August 2013. Renowned international researchers, as well as policy makers, representatives of academia, health professionals, the civil society of different Latin-American c...

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The European Commission awards a grant for the realization of Equity-LA II project

2013-08-01

The European Commission – within the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for research funding – provides a grant to the Equity-LA II project, which will give continuity to the Equity-LA I project, which was finalized in August 2013. The new project was selected from 1.173 research proposals (of which 10% were successful) and received the best scoring of its category. Eight institutions of different European and Latin-American countries participate in Equity-LA II,: Consorci de Salut i Social de Catalunya (Spain), Prince Leopold...

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Presentation on "Participatory action research in health services networks: The experience of the Equity LA II project in Chile"

Next Tuesday, December 18, will take place at the School of Public Health of the University of Chile the presentation of the Participatory Action Research in Health Services Networks: The Experience of the Equity-LA II Project in Chile. Dr. Verónica Iglesias Alamos, director of the School of Public Health at the University of Chile, and Pamela Eguiguren Bravo, researcher responsible for the Equity-LA II study in Chile are in charge of this presentation.    The Project "Impact of care integration strategies on th...

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