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Public Policies

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Entorno Alimentario Escolar: Retos y Pendientes de las Políticas Públicas en Perú

Dec 03, 2020

Miembros de SALURBAL en Perú destacan la importancia de la supervisión en el cumplimiento de leyes de promoción de alimentación saludable, así como los avances que ha tenido el país sudamericano en el ámbito y el trabajo que aún se debe realizar para mejorar la situación alimentaria a nivel nacional. 

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The role of parks in healthy urban planning during the pandemic and beyond

Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Mika Moran, researcher for the SALURBAL project, discusses the essential role of parks and park equity as part of a larger healthy urban planning agenda.

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Mitigación y control del COVID-19: de Redes Complejas a Decisiones Informadas

Jul 28, 2020

Debido a las circunstancias precarias en las que se encuentra el continente americano ante la pandemia, un grupo de investigadores de SALURBAL discute un sistema de políticas y estrategias que han desarrollado como ayuda para los tomadores de decisiones en Colombia.

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Integrating urban planning and public health for an effective COVID-19 response

Jul 07, 2020

“Pandemics, cities and public health”: New SALURBAL research examines connection between pollution and COVID-19

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WHEN REALITY BECOMES FICTION: ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF GEOPOLITICS AND HEALTH IN TIMES OF THE PANDEMIC IN BRAZIL

Jul 02, 2020

SALURBAL researchers discuss geopolitics and health in Brazil during the pandemic

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Leganés, Iztapalapa and the Bronx: coronavirus and inequality in the global city

Jun 18, 2020

SALURBAL researchers discuss the uneven effect of the pandemic among social classes and how its transmission and consequences are determined by factors like type of work, housing and health status of the populations. 

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Quando a realidade vira ficção: na contramão da geopolítica e saúde em tempos de pandemia no Brasil

Jun 17, 2020

Pesquisadores da SALURBAL do Brasil discutem geopolítica e saúde no país durante a pandemia

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¿Cómo influye el ambiente construido en las formas de violencia?

Apr 24, 2020

El Arq. Mario Matamoros realiza un análisis cartográfico de los crímenes registrados en Tegucigalpa para analizar la influencia del ambiente construido en las formas de violencia. 

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COVID-19, la inseguridad alimentaria y la malnutrición en América Latina

Apr 13, 2020

La doctora Mónica Mazariegos, del Instituto de Nutrición de Centro América y Panamá e investigadora de SALURBAL discute la necesidad de implementar políticas económicas y sociales para garantizar la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional durante la pandemia del COVID-19.

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As iniquidades da Pandemia COVID19 – para além das iniquidades em saúde, as iniquidades econômicas se somam no contexto brasileiro

Apr 02, 2020

Letícia Cardoso, co-pesquisadora da FIOCRUZ Rio de Janeiro e membro da SALURBAL, fala sobre uma parte da sociedade brasileira que enfrentará ainda mais desafios com a atual pandemia: os envolvidos na economia informal.

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Our Pandemic and Our Planet

Apr 02, 2020

Dr. Gina Lovasi from Drexel University Urban Health Collaborative discusses how understanding the relationship between the health of the public and our planet can help identify win-win situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Cities, health equity, and COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020

Dr. Ana Diez Roux, Principal Investigator of the SALURBAL project discusses how COVID-19 will affect the socially disadvantaged and why social distancing is imperative, especially in cities.

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How can urban health research drive policy action?

Feb 27, 2020

SALURBAL’s latest policy brief, “Knowledge to Policy Translation for Urban Health,” explores ways researchers can support evidence-based policies and interventions.

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Climate change, health, and inequity

Dec 20, 2019

Climate change, health, and inequality represent critical, global challenges. Better understanding the connections between these issues creates opportunities for responses from multiple sectors that maximize co-benefits and leverage key arguments to drive action.

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UN Global Road Safety Week: A Call to Move Evidence to Action for Effective Leadership

May 03, 2019

This year's UN Global Road Safety Week is centered on the role of leadership. In this blog, Dr. Alex Quistberg provides commentary on this theme, with a focus on policy solutions, linking evidence to action, and strategies for multisectoral initiatives. 

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Reflections for World Health Day 2019

Apr 07, 2019

On World Health Day 2019, the SALURBAL projects reflects on recent developments in Latin America that support the global call to action to work across sectors and scales for better health for everyone. 

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Celebrating 70 Years of International Human Rights and Looking Forward: Why Better Urban Health Can Promote Human Rights

Dec 10, 2018

The growing importance of cities to address pressing global challenges has already been recognized with respect to key issues such as climate change and implementing sustainable development agendas. When it comes to human rights agreements, monitoring, and enforcements, cities can play an equally crucial role.

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“Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities” For Better Health: A World Cities Day Call for Action from the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative

Oct 30, 2018

This year's World Cities day marks a global call for action to build sustainable and resilient cities. The Urban Health Collaborative reflects on how planning and investments in health can help meet this goal. 

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Globally and locally, our cities need urban transport policies that impact health and equity

Jun 05, 2018

On World Environment Day, this post highlights the importance of urban policies that may at first glance seem unrelated to health, yet are likely to have an important impact on the health and wellness of residents. 

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On World Health Day: Recognizing a Right to Health Beyond Universal Health Coverage in Latin America 

Apr 07, 2018

Within the Latin American context of social, political, economic and geographic diversity, rapid urbanization, and extreme inequalities, this expanded understanding of health as a human right has begun to gain traction.

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Urban Health Network for Latin America and the Caribbean Event at World Urban Forum Emphasizes Global Collaboration

Mar 16, 2018

At the WUF9 conference in February, LAC-Urban Health members hosted a networking event which provided fertile ground for discussing how health-relevant public policies and programs can also help deliver SDG objectives in cities across the globe.

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Research Reflections for International Women's Day: Women's Political Empowerment and Health in Latin America

Mar 08, 2018

Women’s involvement in politics can have sizeable and positive effects on health, stressing the need for women's leadership in policymaking and the design of health strategies.

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When it comes to urban health, the world should look towards Latin America as a start

Feb 28, 2018

This inaugural post takes us through the complexities of urbanization and health in Latin America, explaining how the region's response offers lessons and strategies to other parts of the world. 

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