Essay of epistemological reflection that considered the senses of user embracement. The objectives were to analyze the meanings of health care, and to identify its relevance as a strategy of health surveillance for the production of care in primary care. In the practice of the health services, user embracement involves relation and production of health. As an instrument of health surveillance practice, it encompasses not only the resolution of problems, but converges to a systematized and integrated care. In this sense, considering the meanings and senses that it contemplates contributes to re-signifying it as a tool of health surveillance and allowingto consider it as a strategy to support the current paradigm of social production of health.
User embracement; Primary Health Care; Comprehensive health care; Public health surveillance