Primary care and the reduction of inequity in health

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Two papers recently published in the International Journal for Equity in Health add to an important, but surprisingly still underdeveloped field of scientific inquiry – the contribution of primary care to reduction of inequity in health.

The first article: “Closing the health equity gap: evidence-based strategies for primary health care organizations” by Annette Browne and colleagues provides an important contribution by identifying  key dimensions of equity-oriented primary health care services which can provide direction for organizations aiming to make significant headway in the eradication of unwarranted health differences between population groups.

In the second paper:  “The impact of primary healthcare in reducing inequalities in child health outcomes, Bogota – Colombia: an ecological analysis” Mosquera et al., provides an ecological assessment of the effects of primary care availability on reducing inequalities in child health outcomes in Bogotá, Colombia.

The International Journal for Equity in Health continues to be dedicated to the study of the contribution of primary care to health inequity reduction and invites more contributions in this field. You can submit your manuscript here or contact the editorial team with any pre-submission enquires.