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SALURBAL starts annual meeting in Ciudad de Mexico

Ran Li presenting to SALURBAL team members

Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, March 23, 2023

Photos by Fabián Cerón, Alianza MX


After three years of Zooming, over 70 members of the Salud Urban en América Latina (SALURBAL) Project team are meeting in Ciudad de México, México for a week of workshops, panels, research updates, and a Diálogos SALURBAL public and policy engagement event.

The meeting is being held at La Casa de la Universidad de California and opened on Monday and Tuesday with workshops focused on data analysis and on approaches to documenting the health impacts of climate change on health in cities across Latin America.

Dr. Kephart presenting to SALURBAL team members
Dr. Kephart at the SALURBAL team meeting


On Wednesday, short “flash talks” allowed team members to highlight key results on a wide range of urban health topics, including life expectancy, mortality, road safety, homicides, extreme temperatures, pollution, mobility and emissions reductions,, gender and socioeconomic inequalities, greenspace and depression, obesity and diabetes, educational disparities, and infant mortality in Latin America.

Dr. Diez Roux presenting to SALURBAL team members
Dr. Diez Roux at the SALURBAL team meeting


The general SALURBAL team meeting continues through Thursday, with researchers sharing updates and reflections on transport systems modeling, policy engagement and dissemination. Working groups also met to discuss topics including maternal and child health, food environment and health promotion, climate change, urban transformations, and COVID-19.

The meeting will conclude on Friday with a public and policy engagement event focused on the relevance of project findings for urban areas across Mexico, “Diálogos SALURBAL: Resultados del proyecto SALURBAL y su relevancia para el contexto mexicano”.

Dr. Barrientos presenting to SALURBAL team members
Dr. Barrientos at the SALURBAL team meeting


Please consider joining us in-person on Friday! and follow us on Twitter (@LACUrbanHealth) to stay up-to-date with this week’s highlights.