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Participation in the course on social determinants and health

Universidad Federal de Rio Grande do Norte, December 2011

Irene Garcia, researcher of the project, participated in the course "Social Determinants and Health", organized by the Faculty of Dentistry of the Universidad Federal de Rio Grande do Norte, en Natal (Brazil), aimed at students of master degree in Public Health, held during the month of December 2011. 

The course held by Dr. Kenio Lima and Dr. Albert Espelt, intended mainly health inequalities and indices to measure social inequalities in health. 

Irene Garcia presented the survey conducted within the project as a practical example of the analysis of equity of access of Integrated Health care Networks (IHN), the determinants of access and the perception of user’s of continuity of care in the public health system in Brazil. 

The presentation focused on the methodology of the survey, the objectives and methods of her doctoral thesis, a comparative analysis of access, determinants of access and equity of access in Brazil and Colombia, with special emphasis on the design of the questionnaire from the conceptual frameworks and literature as well as in the operational development of the survey.

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