Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
ZANCAN, Lenira and ADESSE, Leila. Report on the cooperation Brazil-Canada in health promotion. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.3, pp.739-744. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232004000300024.
This report presents the Project Development Phase of a Cooperation on Health Promotion involving the National School of Public Health (ENSP), the Brazilian Association of Collective Health (ABRASCO), and the Canadian Association of Public Health (CPHA). That experience evidenced that health promotion and local development are guided by common values and similar strategies for action, which are based on public participation, empowerment, and intersectoral collaboration. In Brazil the strategies for health promotion and local development are still undergoing and, for theirs complexity, need to be systematically analyzed. Within this context, the Canadian and Brazilian partners propose to assist selected municipalities across the country in undertaking a mix of health promotion interventions and capacity building activities on local development and intersectoral action for health. This collaborative agenda, based on theory-driven evaluative approaches, will contribute to build a model and tools for reflexive pratices on local development on health, and to create and sustain improvements in social and physical environments and to improved health outcomes.
Keywords : Local development; Health promotion; Intersectoral action; Evaluation.