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Revista de Salud Pública

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GARCIA-UBAQUE, Cesar A.; GARCIA-UBAQUE, Juan C.  and  VACA-BOHORQUEZ, Martha L.. Environmental health: the evolution of Colombia's current regulatory framework. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp.56-65. ISSN 0124-0064.

This essay presents an analysis of the evolution of environmental health management in Colombia, covering the period from the introduction of the Colombian Healthcare Code (1979) to laws 99 and 100 in 1993 and the introduction of Environmental Health Policy in Bogotá DC (2011). It proposes a conceptual model for environmental health management at three levels: proximal (physical, chemical and biological setting), intermediate (natural and cultural environment) and distal (economic, political and social structures). Relevant aspects of environmental health policy in Bogotá are analysed based on the proposed model.

Keywords : Public health; environmental health; environmental policy.

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