Italy is comprised of twenty regions of which five are constitutionally given a broader amount of autonomy granted by special statutes. Each region is divided into provinces (except for Aosta Valley, which has no province). Regions are autonomous entities with powers defined in the Constitution. The twenty regions are: Abruzzo; Aosta Valley; Apulia; Basilicata; Calabria; Campania; Emilia-Romagna; Friuli-Venezia Giulia; Lazio; Liguria; Lombardy; Marche; Molise; Piedmont; Sardinia; Sicily; Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtiro;l Umbria; and Veneto.
As the regions of Italy are autonomous entities with powers defined in the Constitution they are able to devise and implement their own policy responses to address health inequalities. Regions often show a high attention to equity principles and ensuring equitable access to health care.
An overview of regional policy responses addressing health inequalities can be found in our Policy Database.
An overview of local and regional projects and initiatives that are currently taking place or that have successfully been finalized, and that are addressing health inequality issues, can be found in our Project Database.
Please find below an overview of key actors in Italy working on health inequality issues:
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Please find below a short overview of key documents and resources (produced at regional level) addressing health inequality issues in Italy. More publications can be found in our Publications Database.
- Regional inequalities in health for Italian children. Scientific publication by Maurizio Bonati, Rita Campi Laboratory for Mother and Child Health. “Mario Negri” Research Institute, Milan (2004)
- Profilo di equita in epoca prenatale e pediatrica, AUSL Cesena (Prenatal and Pediatric Health Equity Profile of Cesena) (2011). Measuring inequalities through a local basket of health inequalities indicators.
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