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Introduction: Local health contracts are a promising tool to reduce social and geographical inequalities in health. They are optimally effective when they are designed to mobilize the resources of various sectors to target the essential, upstream determinants of inequalities.Methods: We propose a checklist of their capacities to achieve this goal, comprising two parts.Results: the targets and obje

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Summary of "Introduction: Local health contracts are a promising tool to reduce social and geographical inequalities in health. They are optimally effective when they are designed to mobilize the resources of various sectors to target the essential, upstream determinants of inequalities.Methods: We propose a checklist of their capacities to achieve this goal, comprising two parts.Results: the targets and obje"

Local health contracts are a promising tool to reduce social and geographical inequalities in health. They are optimally effective when they are designed to mobilize the resources of various sectors to target the essential, upstream determinants of inequalities.

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Name: Sante publique (Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France)
ISSN: 0995-3914
Pages: 47-61

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