A theoretical framework on intersectoral practice in School Health Promotion

Carlos dos Santos Silva Regina Cele de Andrade Bodstein About the authors


This study focuses on the theoretical references that have influenced Brazilian school health programs based on the Rio de Janeiro experience. It draws on Brazilian literature from the mid-20th century to date and international literature on the assessment of health promotion. Proposals for the domestication of student behavior using hygienist principles are analyzed, as well as some engaged in the creation of a specific health course in the school syllabus and other with a clinical and healthcare perspective. Covering a more recent period, the study analyzes how health and educational systems resumed their collaboration from a health promotion-linked model. The paper demonstrates the importance of different theoretical references for the understanding of actions and strategies summarized in a framework. It also explains the influence of historical contexts in which dialogue and definition of actions occur between education and health in the challenging coordination of practice and knowledge involving the two sectors.

Health promotion; Health education; Public health practice; School health promotion; Intersectorality

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