Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Rogério Meireles Pinto - Brazil’s Unified Health Care System: Transdisciplinary Collaboration and Integration of Health and Social Services

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Case Study Room 270, Alpert Medical School, 222 Richmond Street

This talk, by Dr. Rogério Meireles Pinto of Columbia's School of Social Work, will provide an overview of Brazil’s Unified Health System and its Family Health Strategy – with an emphasis on the role of transdisciplinary collaboration among community health workers, physicians and nurses. Dr. Pinto will discuss associations between transdisciplinary collaboration, evidence-based practice, and primary care, public health and social services; and how these associations may facilitate integration of different services in Brazil and other global contexts.