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Essential Public Health Functions: Regional measurement results

The results obtained from the EPHF measurements in the 41 countries of the Americas were analyzed and grouped according to the averages obtained for each of the eleven EPHF. These general results and conclusions are founded on an objective and comprehensive self-evaluation, but cannot be interpreted as a completed analysis or discussion.

Rather, the results open the door to further debate among the different actors that participated in the measurement exercise as well as for the elaboration of plans to strengthen public health in each country.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 February 2011 11:53

Results EPHF 1: Monitoring, evaluation, and analysis of health status

EPHF 1Although EPHF 1 exhibited intermediate to high performance in the Region, a number of countries still need to improve the implementation of this function. Below is a frequency histogram detailing the performances of each country analyzed, with a median of 0.58 for the region and a distribution ranging from 0.24 to 0.97

Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 11:13
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Results EPHF 2: Surveillance, research, and control of the risks and threats to public health

EPHF 2This function performed better in the Region, with a median of 0.63. The median distribution histogram of the measurement performance approaches normal and shows consistency
Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 11:13
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Results EPHF 3: Health Promotion

EPHF 3This function exhibited an intermediate performance, with a median of 0.53 for the Region
Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 11:14
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Results EPHF 4: Social Participation in Health

EPHF 4This function exhibited an intermediate performance for the Region, with a median of 0.49
Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 11:14
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Results EPHF 5: Development of policies & institutional capacity for health planning and management

EPHF 5This function exhibited intermediate performance, with a median of 0.56 for the Region. As the graph below demonstrates, most countries performed at this intermediate level, with only one country exhibiting optimal results
Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 11:14
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Results EPHF 6: Strengthening of public health regulation and enforcement capacity

EPHF 6The results of this function were fairly homogenous, with most countries performing at the lower-intermediate level, and with a median of 0.46
Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 11:14
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Results EPHF 7: Evaluation and promotion of equitable access to necessary health services

EPHF 7This function exhibited an intermediate performance for the Region, with a median of 0.55. The following performance profile is quite heterogeneous, with some groups of countries exhibiting different levels of development for this function:
Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 11:15
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Results EPHF 8: Human resources development and training in public health

EPHF 8This function exhibited low performance, with a median of 0.38 for the Region. In general, most countries revealed low or intermediate performance, although a small group performed better.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 11:15
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Results EPHF 9: Quality assurance in personal and population-based health services

EPHF 9This function revealed the lowest performance among countries in the Region, with a median of 0.26. The countries presented homogenous results of low to intermediate performance, with the exception of one country that clearly deviated from others in the Region
Last Updated on Monday, 22 August 2011 11:15
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Results EPHF 10: Research in Public Health

EPHF 10Public health research is one of the functions that exhibited low performance, with a median of 0.42. A majority of countries exhibited low and intermediate results, with the exception of a few that revealed higher performance

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:39
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Results EPHF 11: Reduction of the impact of emergencies and disasters on health

EPHF 11 Results This is one of the functions that exhibited a better performance for the Region, with a median of 0.69. The distribution graph below reveals very little variation among the specific results, with the exception of a few countries in which this remains a critical area.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:39
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