Publication on JAGES HEART
WHO Kobe Centre and its research collaborators recently published a special issue of the Japanese “Journal of Health Care and Society” on the theme of visualization of health inequalities and social capital. It features a series of articles about how the Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) and WHO’s Urban Health Equity Assessment and Response Tool (Urban HEART) both informed the development of a benchmark system for kaigo yobo, or the prevention of older persons from becoming dependent on long-term care, in Japan. The project to develop the benchmark system was funded by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The WHO Kobe Centre contributed a paper to this special issue about the development of Urban HEART and the core indicators for Age-friendly Cities to highlight some of the instruments developed by the Centre to promote the measurement of health inequalities and the translation of that evidence into multisectoral actions.
- Special Issue on Visualization of Health Inequalities and Social Capital, Journal of Health Care and Society, vol. 24, No. 1, 2014.
Featured articles with direct relevance to Urban HEART:
*All articles are in Japanese with an English abstract.
- Kano M. WHO develops indicators and tools for measuring inequalities in health and translating evidence into multisectoral actions. (pp 21-34)
- Kondo K (for JAGES Project). Visualization of health inequalities and social determinants of health – JAGES 2010-2011 Project. (pp 5-20)
- Ojima T (for JAGES Project). Development of a set of benchmark indices for care prevention based on Urban HEART. (pp 35-46)
- Suzuki K, Kondo K (for JAGES Project). Support for municipalities’ long-term care prevention using a JAGES HEART visualization system. (pp 75-85)