Organization of the Observatory

Organizational Structure of the Observatory

The IOHC / OISC is constituted by an Directive Academic Committee who will be responsible for developing the theoretical framework of the Observatory, will approve the public initiatives and policies proposed in the Observatory, strategically establishing the best ways for gathering information, creating relationships and implementing the various initiatives and project. This committee is formed by representatives of the Centers or Universities involved in the project, with the participation of CINTESIS & FAPESP that
 brings the basic instruments of the program.
 Each participating institution will be able to name up to 3 members as representatives in the Observatory, some of which may be elected to the Directive Academic Committee, or to perform executive academic functions of the Observatory.
The Observatory will also have an Executive Board, by academic nature, with rotation within the representatives of the member universities. Its terms of reference will be organized by the Directive Academic Committee.
 Each country will decide the best ways to implement the policies proposed after analyzing the results of the Observatory.
 The Observatory will also have two assistants in charge with the coordination, which will be responsible for the administrative parts and for the network reinforcement.
 The documents contained in the Observatory will be available virtually or by email to all its participants. 
In the same way the information sent by the participants will be also available.
 The director is elected by simple majority vote of full members.

Agreement signed between the member institutions

The Observatory will give space for the signing of agreements between the participating institutions for ongoing information work, teaching, research, outreach, publications, or other.

Types of issues related to health and citizenship
 to be observed

  1. To analyze the clinical and psychosocial determinants of health (reproductive, general, mental) in the migrant population in relation to the specific determinants of access, use and quality of health care;
  2. Health policies from the institutional spaces of the state public health: health representations containedin the policies, norms and practices of the health system in relation to justice, education, etc.
  3. Inequity in the social and community life in relation to health: patterns of exclusion, access, control and redefinition of spaces and forms of relationship. Effects on the process of subjectivization and socialization;
Identify specific barriers (exogenous and endogenous) and also factors that influence or facilitate the access and use of public health services. Try to understand the differences in the quality and appropriateness of the services and care received by immigrants and nationals;
  5. Mass-media speeches and practices in relation to citizenship and health: analysis of approaches that build, strengthen and / or impose violence (newspaper, advertising, film, TV, literature, photography, etc.); approaches that generate alternative for media or aesthetic communication; analysis of their effects.;
  6. Violence within affective or sexual relationships: It is not only about the most visible forms of violence and offensive treatment that emerge in the relationships but also patterns of violence in everyday life regarding the health; effects on the
process of subjectivization and socialization, in everyday life and in health déficit;
  7. Sexual and economic exploitation of people, resistance, internal and external migration, prostitution / sexual related work. Theoretical, strategic, ideological approaches of the issues; legal, political, economical, social and cultural implications between gender, violence and health.

Expected results

  • The creation of a database about health, citizenship and public health policies from Iberoamerica.
  • Creating a database of best practices in health and citizenship from Iberoamerica.
  • The registration of innovative public policies on equity, health and citizenship in the Iberoamerican countries.
  • The registration of documents and publications about gender, health and citizenship in Iberoamerica.
  • To realize projects in order to elaborate policies. To monitories and evaluate them with the help of their members.
  • The exchange of experiences, practices, intervention models, training, between the academics of the projects, academics that belong to the different countries involved.
  • Between the participating universities, create an environment of continuous training and empowerment related to education for health, intercultural mediation and health in Iberoamerica.
Management of the continuous activities within the Observatory. This management will be realized by the Academic Board semiannually, according to the rotation already established.