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Strengthening intersectoral coordination to address social determinants of health.

Establish or strengthen intersectoral coordination mechanisms and the capacity of the national health authority to successfully implement public policies and promote legislation, regulations, and actions beyond the health sector that address social determinants of health.


Evaluate national policies, plans, programs, and development projects, including those of other sectors, that have an impact on the health of people and communities, which will generate evidence supporting coordination of multisectoral action with civil society and social participation for universal access.


Strengthen the leadership of the national health authority in defining the health-related components of public social protection policies and social programs, including conditional cash transfers programs, as appropriate; share best health practices and experiences from programs implemented by governments and institutions of the Region to reduce poverty and increase equity.


Strengthen links between health and community by promoting the active participation of municipalities and social organizations in improving living conditions and developing healthy spaces to live, work, and play. Facilitate the empowerment of people and communities through training, active participation, and access to information for community members, in order for them to take an active role in policy-making, in actions to address social determinants of health, and in health promotion and protection.