UA lecturer Carlos Álvarez-Dardet will receive the Civil Order of Health Care
Alicante, 7th December 2011
It is the highest Spanish civilian honour granted by the State in terms of health care.
The Cabinet of Ministers has granted University of Alicante's lecturer Carlos Álvarez-Dardet Díaz the Commendation of the Civil Order of Health Care, the highest Spanish civilian honour granted, "as an honour, distinction and public recognition to reward merits, behaviors, activities or services that are relevant or exceptional in the field of health care". Álvarez-Dardet is a Professor of Preventive Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alicante, Director of the Observatory for Public Policies and Health, OPPS, Director of the Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences and Director of the UA Research Committee of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the UA.
He is also a member of the National Assessment Committee for Research Activities (CNEAI) Group 4, biomedical sciences and consultant to WHO and PAHO, healthy cities, health care reforms, tasks that he combines with his work in various scientific journals, as Gaceta Sanitaria, where he is associate editor.
Author of 180 articles in professional journals in public health and health policies, Carlos Álvarez-Dardet has directed 14 doctoral theses and is a member of the Group on Social and Political Determining Factors on Health, assigned to the Biomedical Research Centre Network for Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP). He was the President of the Spanish Society of Public Health and the European Society of Public Health and Director of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
The Civil Order of Health Care started in 1983, from the ancient Cruz de Epidemias (1838) and the Orden Civil de Beneficencia (Civil Order of Beneficence) from 1856. It is granted at the request of the Ministry for Gender, Social and Health Policies.
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