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SENA, Roseni Rosângela de  e  SILVA, Kênia Lara. Health policies and practices toward equity. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2007, vol.41, n.spe, pp. 771-776. ISSN 1980-220X.

The text approaches the inequalities and the social exclusion in health establishing its social, historical, cultural and economic inter-relations and determinations. It points to the iniquities as consequence of the inequalities in the production and distribution of the wealth expressed by access to services and material goods. It discusses the practices of management, in the field of the health, as supporters of the equity, indicating the shared management as a tool that promotes the values of citizenship and respect to the diversity. It approaches the participation and the social control as practices that promote equity in the health services. It comments the experience of the Department of Social Politics and Health of Belo Horizonte with the work in geopolitical and social territories with practices of management, assistance and social control that contribute for equity. It concludes that, beyond the analyses and macro interventions, it is basic to take the spaces micro of the work for reflection and performance in the construction of equity.

Palavras-chave : Social inequity; Public health; Health Public Policy.

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