Interpretive trail as a health education strategy: potential for intersectoral and multiprofessional work

Maria Elisabeth Kleba Liane Colliselli Altamir Trevisan Dutra Eliara Solange Müller About the authors

This report had the aim of disseminating an experience of an interpretive trail that was organized starting from a circuit with six themed stations, among which the participants had to travel/walk. It was developed by students, teachers and technicians at the Community University of the Chapecó Region, together with professionals in a municipality in western Santa Catarina, Brazil. Two trails were made in green areas. These took municipal realities into account through discussions with local professionals so as to address the six stations, which were planned as multiprofessional and intersectoral activities. The trails involved approximately two hundred people, including farming families, students at the Rural Family House, women’s groups and local leaders. Teaching-service-community integration, development of dialogical educational strategies, proactive planning, implementation and evaluation of actions and awareness about the importance of education and health promotion for students, professionals and local people were emphasized.

Health promotion; Health education; Comprehensive health care; Intersectoral action; Patient healthcare team


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