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khodayari R, jafari H, torkzadeh L, azimzadeh S. Investigation of Health Socialization Status in Iran: A Qualitative Study in 2020. JCHR. 2020; 9 (3) :172-183
URL: http://jhr.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-561-en.html
1- Faculty of Management and Medical Informatics,Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2- Department of Management and Medical Informatics, School of Public Health, University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
3- Faculty of Management and Medical Informatics,Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran , leilatorkzade.mng@gmail.com
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Background:Despite the commitment of governments to improving health outcomes such as "life expectancy", "maternal mortality reduction", there are significant differences in the health status of different social groups within and between communities that can be prevented by appropriate interventions.In IRAN an  important activity to move towards reducing health inequality was the establishment of a social deputy at the Ministry of Health and Medical Sciences Universities in 2016 which three years of activity, this department was dissolved. This study aimed to investigate the status of health socialization and its strategies and pillars in the current structure of the country in the field of health socialization and to examine the relationship between these pillars.
Methods: This paper is a qualitative study conducted through documentation analysis and two in-depth semi-structured interviews with social deputies of two medical universities of Iran. Data were analyzed using content analysis method.
Result: The study revealed that Iran has three strategies for socialization of health, and eight elements have been designated for their implementation. Currently, the implementation of the strategies has been distributed to various departments of the Ministry of Health and universities. They don’t have clear coordination and communication process.
Conclusion: for achieving equity in socialization of  health goals, it is better to clarify socialization of health stewardship  in the whole country.
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Review: Research | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2019/09/3 | Accepted: 2020/09/20 | Published: 2020/09/26

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