Mental Health (General Documents)

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La salud mental en América Latina y el Caribe, una reforma de mentalidad
Los países de América Latina y del Caribe, como Panamá y otros, se han destacado en los últimos años con valiosos esfuerzos para mejorar sus sistemas de servicios en materia de salud mental. La Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) ha servido de catalizador y orientador, habiendo facilitado una fructífera discusión y ofreciendo una asistencia técnica que continuará expandiéndose.(19/Jul/2007)
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Priorities in Health
Two overarching themes emerge from the extensive research and analyses in this World Bank publication: (1) Current resources can yield substantial health gains if knowledge of cost-effective interventions were applied more fully. (2) Additional resources are needed in low-income countries to minimize the glaring inequities in health care. Increased resources would provide highly-effective interventions, expand research, and extend basic health coverage to more people. WHO contributed to this publication.(3/Apr/2006)
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Periodical Publications

PAHO Today - July 2008 Edition
PAHO Today is the newsletter of the Pan American Health Organization. In this edition: Vaccination Week '08 Advances toward Record Goals, HPV Vaccine Eyed as Part of Cervical Cancer Strategy, Global Health Leaders Tackle Top Issues, Safe Surgery Checklist Launched at PAHO, more.(28/Jul/2008)
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Chronic Disease Prevention & Control in the Americas, Vol. 1, No. 7, July 2007
This issue contains news on the WHO/ICO Information Centre on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer; Meetings in Nicaragua: National Plan for Chronic Diseases and CAMDI (Central American Diabetes Initiative) training workshop; Colombia: Community Service Research Network Dedicated to Care for Persons with Chronic Disease; and an Economic Perspective on Chronic Diseases. (3/Aug/2007)
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Pan American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 18 No. 2 August 2005
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública/Pan American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 18 No. 3 August 2005(1/Aug/2005)
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Technical Documents

CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety
This resolution from the 27th Pan American Sanitary Conference in 2007 sets forth the PAHO mandate for providing effective, safe, efficient, accessible, appropriate, and satisfactory care for users, recognizing that policies are needed in the health sector that will impact the health care continuum, foster citizen involvement, and promote a culture of quality and safety in health care institution.(3/Oct/2007)
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Violência e representação social na adolescência no Brasil
OBJETIVO: Investigar a associação entre a representação que os adolescentes têm de si e a violência física severa, psicológica e sexual que sofrem de pessoas que lhes são importantes, sobretudo os pais; e analisar a associação entre a vitimização na família e em outros espaços sociais. (Rev Panam Salud Pública 2004, 16(1):43-51) (6/May/2004)
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Risk factors for behavioral and emotional problems in childhood: a community study in Uruguay
Objectives. To explore some of the demographic risk factors that are associated with the risk of behavioral or emotional problems in children, and to examine the possibility of an association between psychological stress in the parents and psychological problems in their children. (Rev Panam Salud Pública 2001 9(4):211-218)(7/Apr/2001)
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