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COHEN, Simone Cynamon; CYNAMON, Szachna Eliasz; KLIGERMAN, Débora Cynamon  and  ASSUMPCAO, Rafaela Facchetti. Healthy house in the Family Health Program (PSF): a strategy for the health and environment public politics. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.3, pp.807-813. ISSN 1678-4561.

Scientific evidences show that the health is linked with the way of people life and environment interactions. It is not only a genetic and biology determinism. In that way, housing is the basic locus of Family Health Promotion. Healthy house's conception has focused in improvement of quality of life. The challenge is around the strengthen of health specific understanding in built space as human biology, environment and life s. Those factors are the main cause of illness and death inside house. To face that challenge it's necessary to articulate public policy in housing, health, environment and urban infrastructure and in the way of intercessory alliances in holistic, integrated and multidisciplinary vision. Therefore, the Family Health Program as Health Promotion strategy, at local level is the beginning point of intervention and articulation between two methodology: Family Health Program and Healthy Housing.

Keywords : Healthy Housing; Family Health Program; Health promotion; Public policy in health and environment.

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