What are the main strategies in the areas of Work and Health Education adopted in the different Brazilian states? And how can these experiences inspire new actions to combat Covid-19? These are the objectives of a series of virtual meetings promoted by the Institute of Collective Health at UFBA with the participation of managers from state departments across Brazil.

“Faced with the pandemic, many challenges lie ahead for researchers and managers. For this reason, we decided to create this space for monitoring Covid-19 with a focus on the area of ​​Work and Health Education ”, explains ISC director, Isabela Cardoso, who coordinates the activities.

The meetings are held weekly and broadcast live through the ISC’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/labvideoisc). During the sessions, the guests share their experiences in relation to facing Covid-19 and answer questions from Internet users about the actions of each state. The idea is to reach managers, health professionals, researchers and students, but also the entire community willing to participate in the discussions.

“These are activities in which good practices are reported. This inspires other managers and makes it possible to exchange information at a time when everything is urgent and strategies need to be quickly thought out and implemented ”, highlights the professor.

The meetings are part of a technical cooperation carried out by ISC / UFBA with the Ministry of Health in order to develop a proposal for monitoring and evaluating Permanent Education in Health (EPS) in the country. The first two rounds heard managers from the states of Bahia, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Ceará, Mato Grosso and Acre. The proposal is to include all Brazilian states.

To find out the schedule of the next virtual meetings, just follow our publications on the ISC website and social networks (Instagram: @ saudecoletiva.isc, Facebook: @ saudecoletiva.isc and Twitter: @isc_ufba).

Watch the previous meetings:

Meeting held on April 15


  • Bruno Guimarães, director of Work Management and Health Education at the Bahia State Health Secretariat (Sesab)
  • Carina Teixeira, superintendent of Health Education at the Health Department of the State of Rio de Janeiro
  • Juliana Siqueira, general director of Health Education at the Health Department of the State of Pernambuco

Meeting held on April 20


  • Fabrício André, supervisor of the Center for Permanent Education of the Secretary of Health of the State of Ceará.
  • Silvia Tomaz, coordinator in the area of ​​Work Management and Health Education at the Health Department of Mato Grosso.
  • Estela Livelli, coordinator of the Multiprofessional and Health Care Residency Programs by the State Department of Health of Acre.