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This paper considers the problem of national versus international journals. The practice in certain countries of giving ’recognition’ only to Science Citation Index journals, per se, does a disservice to national journals. These journals serve an important role in local diffusion of applied information. Sixty papers were studied: half published in a local(More)
Health impact assessment is a predictive tool to support decisions in policy-making. Current experience shows that health impact assessment could play an important role in the development of the Health in All Policies strategy. This strategy has been extensively used in other European countries and in a wide range of policy and administrative sectors.(More)
Acceptance of digital radiography is increasing but has not yet progressed to the mainstream. A key factor in widespread use of this advancement is acceptance--both theoretical and technological--by dental health plans for claim submissions. This article details a survey of California third parties to examine their practices, concerns, and plans regarding(More)
Health not only depends on biologic or lifestyle factors but also on other economic, social, political, and environmental factors that shape the way people live and become ill. Thus, health policies are not the only policies affecting health, and consequently governments are increasingly interested in identifying the effect of other non-health policies on(More)
BACKGROUND The current normative reform of public health policy in Spain envisages the inclusion of Health Impact Assessment (HIA). This study contributes the vision of public health and planning professionals on the usefulness and applicability of HIA in their daily work and thus reflects on how best to institutionalize it. METHODOLOGY Three training(More)
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