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SOUZA, Larissa Moreira de et al. Oral Health in the School and Family: Autonomy of Social Change. Rev. bras. educ. med. [online]. 2015, vol.39, n.3, pp.426-432. ISSN 1981-5271.

Health promotion requires individuals to work with preventive, educational, curative and health control approaches, with motivation and social transformation through raising awareness being the only feasible proposals for reducing oral disease. The objective of this program was to broadly promote health, engaging various social actors and to develop autonomy and modify habits that are essential to changes in health and disease. It was developed in the municipal schools of the city of Patos, on three fronts: family, teachers and children, and involved practices to promote health education, analysis of the level of oral health knowledge, and the provision of Atraumatic Restorative Treatment, and oral health training courses for educators and Community Health Agents. The project was accepted by all the groups who attended and achieved the result of improving levels of oral health and creating health multipliers, thus contributing to the development of autonomous and comprehensive health care.

Keywords : Public Health; Personal Autonomy; Social Change; Medical Education.

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