World Conference on Social Determinants of Health

WHO launches web-based platform on social determinants of health

20 October 2011 - During the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health, WHO launched an innovative web-based platform - Action SDH - to facilitate discussion on how health equity could be improved through action on social determinants of health. In so doing, WHO joins forces with a range of other organizations and networks around the world that are also committed to this agenda.

The platform enables its members to share experiences on the opportunities and challenges in this complex area, and provides a repository for innovative practices, examples and tools. In the Members Forum, members can initiate and respond to discussion topics. These discussions will be summarized periodically to draw out lessons on key barriers and facilitators to action. The platform also has Closed-door Forums, which can be used to hold invitation-only discussions and debates.

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