Table 2

Types of Roles Implicated and Geographic Origin of Abstracts Making Implications

Global or trans-continental

Canada

Europe

Australia, New Zealand, Oceania

Asia, Africa & Middle East

Mexico, Central & South America

United States

Total Abstracts by Municipal Role

Roles

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)

n

(%)


1. conduct health impact assessments, assess local needs

2

(6.9)

5

(10.4)

3

(7.3)

2

(16.7)

2

(18.2)

1

(7.7)

5

(29.4)

20

(11.7)


2. deliver health promotion, public education campaigns

0

(0.0)

4

(8.3)

5

(12.2)

2

(16.7)

3

(27.3)

3

(23.1)

2

(11.8)

19

(11.1)


3. develop inter-sectoral, intergovernmental partnerships

6

(20.7)

3

(6.3)

4

(9.8)

2

(16.7)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

2

(11.8)

17

(9.9)


4. improve intergov'tal relations, clarify responsibilities

0

(0.0)

3

(6.3)

6

(14.6)

2

(16.7)

0

(0.0)

1

(7.7)

0

(0.0)

12

(7.0)


5. improve capacity w/n local government, be a leader, advocate

0

(0.0)

10

(20.8)

6

(14.6)

0

(0.0)

3

(27.3)

2

(15.4)

2

(11.8)

23

(13.5)


6. join/build on existing networks, partnerships, be an active participant

7

(24.1)

16

(33.3)

11

(26.8)

3

(25.0)

0

(0.0)

2

(15.4)

2

(11.8)

41

(24.0)


7. improve social, economic, built environments

14

(48.3)

7

(14.6)

6

(14.6)

1

(8.3)

3

(27.3)

4

(30.8)

4

(23.5)

39

(22.8)


Total Abstracts Implicating Municipal Governments

29

(100.0)

48

(100.0)

41

(100.0)

12

(100.0)

11

(100.0)

13

(100.0)

17

(100.0)

171

(100.0)


Collins and Hayes International Journal for Equity in Health 2010 9:13   doi:10.1186/1475-9276-9-13

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