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Author (up) Roldos, M.I.; Hopenhayn, C.; Sacoto, F.; Bustamante, K. url  doi
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  Title Developing local health policy: Profiling needs and opportunities in the Municipality of Quito, Ecuador Type Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Journal of Public Health Policy Abbreviated Journal J Public Health Policy  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Quito; local health policy; municipality; policy development; public health  
  Abstract We describe the steps taken and analysis applied in developing a local health policy agenda for the city of Quito, in Ecuador. In 2014, the Health Commissioner's Office of the Municipality of Quito analyzed the city's epidemiological health profiles, social determinants of health, the legal authority of the Municipality, and relevant literature to understand the city's health burden and develop a Ten-Year Health Plan (2015-2025). Results revealed that Quito's population suffered from noncommunicable chronic diseases (diabetes and hypertension) and identified the primary risk factors (poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and resulting overweight or obesity). Other common conditions included respiratory diseases, mental health conditions, deaths and injuries from motor vehicles, violence, and physical insecurity. The plan emphasized health promotion and disease prevention with the aim of transforming citizens' health perceptions with their active participation by fostering public and private intersectoral commitment to improve the quality of life of the population .  
  Address Epidemiology Surveillance, Health Commissioner's Office, Municipality of Quito, Ecuador  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0197-5897 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:28242874 Approved no  
  Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 97335  
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