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    Síntese de evidências para políticas de saúde: prevenindo as complicações da doença falciforme

    Essa síntese teve como objetivo levantar opções para prevenção de complicações da doença falciforme, e informar sobre avanços na implementação da política no país. Seguem as opções descritas na síntese que já fazem parte das recomendações do Ministério da Saúde: Promover a antibiotic...

    Key Features and effects of educational Approaches to improve clinical performance

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) have formed a partnership to support ongoing training, education and quality improvement across the province. This partnership will develop provincial quality-management programs for the service areas of colonoscopy, m...

    Examining the impacts of educational interventions for families affected by opioid use

    Opioid addiction has emerged as a pressing publichealth challenge in recent years. From January 2016 to March 2018 more than 8,000 opioid-related deaths were recorded.(1) In 2018, the number of apparent opioidrelated deaths continues to rise, with more than 1,000 deaths in the first three months of the y...

    Creating a rapid-learning health system in Ontario

    Ontario has both a health system and a research system that are increasingly putting patients and rapid learning and improvement at their centre. For the health system, a recent notable example of such efforts was the Patients First Act 2016 which, among other things, mandated the creation of Patient and...

    What are the main factors that influence the implementation of disease prevention and health promotion programmes in children and adolescents?

    Many disease prevention and health promotion programmes are directed at the health of children and young people because they can prevent both immediate problems (mortality and morbidity) and long-term problems. However, even where there is evidence to support such public health interventions, implementat...

    What is the evidence on school health promotion in improving health or preventing disease and, specifically, what is the effectiveness of the health promoting schools approach?

    School health promotion, based on a wide range of research and practice, has evolved over the course of the last 50 years, alongside health promotion in other settings. During the 1990s, WHO, working jointly with the European Commission and the Council of Europe, developed the health promoting schools in...

    What is the evidence on existing policies and linked activities and their effectiveness for improving health literacy at national, regional and organizational levels in the WHO European Region?

    Health literacy is gaining increasing attention as a means of promoting health. This evidence synthesis describes health literacy policies in the WHO European Region: their distribution, organizational levels, antecedents, actors, activities and outcomes, along with the factors influencing their effectiv...

    What is the evidence on the methods, frameworks and indicators used to evaluate health literacy policies, programmes and interventions at the regional, national and organizational levels?

    The Health Evidence Network (HEN) is an information service for public health decision-makers in the WHO European Region, in action since 2003 and initiated and coordinated by the WHO Regional Office for Europe under the umbrella of the European Health Information Initiative (a multipartner network coord...

    Policy summary 6: promoting health, preventing disease: is there an economic case?

    A core question for policy-makers will be the extent to which investments in preventive actions that address some of the social determinants of health represent an effi cient option to help promote and protect population health. Can they reduce the level of ill health in the population? How strong is the...

    Prevenção e controle da dengue no espaço urbano

    A dengue é um dos principais problemas de saúde pública do mundo. A Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS) estima que entre 50 a 100 milhões de pessoas se infectem anualmente, em mais de 100 países, de todos os continentes, exceto a Europa. Cerca de 550 mil doentes necessitam de hospitalização e 20...