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Urban residents face health risks exacerbated by their environments, and changing political, ecological, and cultural climates threaten to exacerbate existing conditions and challenge development workers and policymakers alike. In pursuit of empowering countries across Latin America to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, international organizations and local governments must have access to information on past and present efforts at promoting urban health initiatives.
The LUHPLA repository provides a comprehensive space for users pursuing research on urban health policy trends across the Latin American region. By consolidating urban health program documents from five international organizations into a usable, accessible, and searchable space, researchers and policymakers can craft programmatic action for achieving universal goals, promoting health services, and exploring previously overlooked solutions to health issues in the urban space. We continue to expand, adding newly-published literature on urban health policies.
Based out of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University and aligned with a project at the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, LUHPLA makes diverse resources on urban health policies researcher-friendly, multidimensionally searchable, and readily accessible so that past successes and future imperatives can be more easily synthesized, analyzed, and mobilized into tangible action.