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Health Promotion for School Adolescents: The Complexity of Intersectoriality


Objective: The research had the objective of analyzing the integration between the health and education sectors for the health promotion of schoolchildren from the perspective of the School Health Program in a city in the countryside of Ceara.

Method: This is a descriptive study, with a qualitative approach. The study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the School of Public Health of Ceara-Brazil, with opinion n º 3.059.629. This study was attended by health professionals (10), education professionals (7) and elementary school students (6) involved in this Program. Data were collected through semistructured interviews and analyzed based on the theory proposed by Minayo, using the technique of thematic content analysis in its categorical aspect.

Results: The study revealed the development of specific actions in the scope of the School Health Program, superficial knowledge, on the part of health and education professionals about the program, as well as fragile intersectoriality.

Final Considerations: We can consider the need for continuing education activities and constant training involving the topic of the intersectoral program, in such a way as to potentiate the mastery and practice of those involved capable of consolidating the Program-related actions in primary care in a consistent and effective way.

Danila Barros Bezerra Leal, Iolanda Goncalves de Alencar Figueiredo*, Mariza Maria Barbosa Carvalho, Luma Maria Goncalves de Castro, Emanuela Albuquerque de Franca Neres, Simone Barroso de Carvalho, Rouslanny Kelly Cipriano de Oliveira, Ana Danusia Izidorio Rodrigues de Araujo, Elizama dos Santos Costa, Isaura Danielli Borges de Sousa, Tatyanne Silva Rodrigues

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