Planning occupational health interventions in the territory: a participatory experience

Betânia Moreira Cangussu Fonseca Ana Maria Cheble Bahia Braga Elizabeth Costa Dias About the authors

Abstract

Introduction:

the social determination of health/disease process is made operational through the organization of health care services in the territory. Interventions on the conditioning factors, risk and workers’ health impacts can be made by observing - with historicity and mobility - the dynamics of human activities and risk situations materialized in a given territory.

Objective:

to contribute to the reflection on the importance of the territory in the implementation of the Workers’ Health National Policy, using it as an instrument for planning intervention.

Method:

participatory intervention research adopting the Arc Method and discourse analysis; a workshop for territory diagnosis was carried out aimed at organizing the workers’ health intervention actions.

Results:

the workshop involved 13 professionals from different areas, and identified the informal work and the environment/work process of the civil servants as priorities for intervention. The perception of the main risk factors and workers’ health problems led to proposals on occupational health interventions.

Conclusion:

territorial analysis was considered a powerful instrument to plan and undertake actions leading to worker’s health promotion, prevention and integral attention.

Keywords:
occupational health; territory; informal work; precariousness

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