Selecting and Analysing Innovative Interventions

Leader: Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública- EASP.

 The general objective of this WP is to identify actions to reduce health inequalities, to assess the effectiveness of these actions, and to develop a catalogue of good practices. We are assuming that a significant number of interventions to reduce health inequalities implemented at European regions will be identified through the literature review (WP4) and the survey (WP5). These interventions might be addressed at different social determinants (gender, social class, etc); different health problems (chronic diseases, etc); different lifestyles (smoking, diet, alcohol drinking, etc); different contexts (neighborhoods, municipalities, counties, provinces, regions, etc), and other. We define these types of criteria as “classification criteria”.

Secondly, interventions in order to be effective in reducing health inequalities should meet some requirements. For instance, to be useful to reduce inequalities, to evaluate results, to be cost/effective, to be planned, to respond to a public policy, etc. We define these as “evaluation criteria”. The first step will be to identify “classification criteria” and evaluation criteria”, based overall in the literature review (WP4). A second step will be to select interventions based on the criteria outlined above. Finally, those intervention that meet evaluation criteria with high standards, will be scrutinized in order to identify “key factors” for success. In order to accomplish our objectives, we will apply different methodologies, such as nominal groups, delphi techniques, and focus groups. Also, the information needed to select and evaluate interventions will have to be gathered through the survey (WP5).

 Specific objectives: Identification of actions and establishment of criteria for selection, evaluation of selected interventions, to identify key issues for successful interventions

 Deliverables:Report on “selected interventions”,  “Recommendations and guidelines of best practices” 

Contact person: Antonio DAPONTE CODINA, E-mail:, Phone: +34958127400