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BARCELLOS, Rosilene Marques de Souza et al. Ongoing education in health: practices developed in the unicipalities of the state of Goiás, Brazil. Trab. educ. saúde [online]. 2020, vol.18, n.2, e0026092.  Epub June 19, 2020. ISSN 1981-7746.

Ongoing education in health guides significant learning processes, and proposes the production of effective results in health actions. This study had the goal of outlining the profile of the practices of ongoing education in health in the municipalities of the state of Goiás, Brazil, under the perspective of the representatives of the field. The present cross-sectional research used a semi-structured questionnaire that was filled out online by the participants. Most of the respondents are local references regarding ongoing education in health (68.9%); they are nurses who also work as primary care coordinators (31.8%). There was a predominance of municipalities that identify the existence of ongoing education in their territories (66.2%). In general, the actions are promoted by the municipalities themselves (61.3%) or by the regional health department (37.9%), and ongoing education stands out, followed by the (re)organization of the work processes and education in health. Factors regarding attitude, interpersonal relationships and human resources were pointed out as the most frequent challenges. Based on this diagnosis, we understand that most of the problems identified could be subjected to intervention. This study provides inputs for the strategic planning of ongoing education in health, for the support to the agencies responsible for its promotion and management in the municipalities, and to strengthen the ongoing education actions in the health services.

Keywords : ongoing education; professional education in public health; public health.

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