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Salud Pública de México

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SILVA, Ubaldo O A et al. Health program in a Brazilian school. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2017, vol.59, n.1, pp.28-33. ISSN 0036-3634.


To analyze the School Health Program (SHP) through the perceptions of managers and health professionals.

Materials and methods:

This was a descriptive, cross-sectional, and qualitative study that conducted interviews with 21 individuals using the lexical analysis of Bardin's speech and processed the data through the Alceste software.


In the interviewees' perception, verification of blood pressure, visual acuity, weight, height, body mass index, oral health, preventive actions and educational lectures are recommended in the program's guidelines. The schools do not have available and adequate space for the staff to perform the work. The predominant exchange occurs between the health and education secretaries. The actions that provided opportunities to students were primarily promotion, prevention, and health education; funding is the responsibility of the Ministry of Health and Municipal Secretary of Health.


The structures, exchanges, and available resources were insufficient for the development of the program.

Keywords : school health; health promotion; intersectoral action; integrality in health.

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