Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0864-3466
CASTELL-FLORIT SERRATE, Pastor and GISPERT ABREU, Estela de los Ángeles. Intersectoriality and the development of the public health in Cuba. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-3466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662009000100004.
The Cuban public health care shows its clear determination to protect the population's health, so it is advisable to state some considerations on the insertion of intersectoriality in this process as the only possible option for public health development. Making reference to health as the result of a complex process that is built by all of us justifies the implementation of intersectoral actions as an indispensable tool for health preservation and resolution of health problems. It was concluded that intersectoriality has been present in the revolutionary state's policies, from its empirical and philosophical to technological interpretation, and that this health technology has facilitated the coordinated involvement of the different economic and social sectors in the health care sector and in this way, it has allowed more efficient and effective management at all levels of the system that materializes in relevant public health indicators.
Keywords : Cuban public health; intersectoriality; political willingness; health determinants; population health; health problems.