761.3 Social policy on health in Chile, for poor women

Saturday, August 4, 2012: 4:55 PM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Ximena SANCHEZ , Sociologia, Universidad de Playa Ancha Valparaíso Chile, Valparaíso, Chile
Estela ARCOS , Enfermeria, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile
Luz Angelica MUÑOZ , Enfermeria, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile
This paper presents part of the results of a quantitative study with secondary data held in Chile in 2010 and 2011, in a community with high poverty levels located in the capital of the country. It is noted that in Chile there is currently 15.1% of poor and is the country with the most unequal income distribution of countries of the OECD: the lowest income group (decile I), received 1.1% of country's growth in comparison with the highest income group (decile 10), which receives 42.3%.
The research was aimed at evaluating the implementation of a Social Policy Program called "Chile Grows with You (CHCC)," designed to reduce inequity and vulnerability from birth until the age of four years, in mothers who belong to 40% poorest in the country.

The total number of cases studied was of 1656 pregnant women, attending their prenatal care assistance in care centers of the health public network of the Pudahuel town. The results allow to point out the existence of a great vulnerability into expectant mothers and their families, lack of precision and integration between different public records that establish the indicators for access to the benefits, as well as the difficulties in focusing the program to support the increase the equity from a human  rights perspective