Nuclei and Laboratories
The PPGSP nuclei and laboratories are important spaces for developing teaching, research and acting alongside the society. The PPGSP nuclei and laboratories are the following:
Nucleus of Work, Environment and Health (TRAMAS)
The Nucleus of Work, Environment and Health (TRAMAS) was created in 1996 and is dedicated to historical processes of human and social emancipation since the University. TRAMAS focuses on the interrelationships between Production, Work, Environment and Health which are approached in a critical perspective in the context of the civilization of capital, especially in its forms of expression in Northeast, Brazil. The nucleus is composed of professors and undergraduate, master’s, PhD and postdoctoral students in different areas, such as health, law, communication, education, and geography. We have also counted on the enriching participation of leaders of social movements linked to the process under study. TRAMAS prioritizes demands for the production of knowledge from communities in environmental conflict that dispute their territory with productive enterprises or infrastructure works, to contribute to the defense of environmental equity. At this time, TRAMAS dedicates efforts on research and knowledge diffusion on Chemicals topics in the context of agricultural modernization, Nuclear Energy/Uranium Mining, and Environmental Justice. TRAMAS is organized by the cultivation of diversity, collective responsibility and horizontal processes in decision-making. In a systematic way, TRAMAS dialogues with several institutions, entities, movements and networks.
Coordinator: Raquel Maria Rigotto, Ph.D.
Nucleus of Studies in Collective Health (NESC)
The Nucleus of Studies in Collective Health (NESC) was created in 1988 and is a reference on research and training of managers and professionals in Collective Health. At graduate level, the nucleus has already carried out specialization courses in Public Health, hospital administration, economy and health administration, oral health, family health and administration of health systems and services. NESC also develops projects and partnerships with the Unified Health System (SUS), advising state and municipal health departments in Ceará. Currently, the group develops research on the evaluation of administration and care practices, mainly related to the Primary Health Care and Mental Health network. At undergraduate level, NESC has an important role in the modules of Basic Health Care which are relevant for the future doctors education, and leads one of the main extension programs of the UFC, the University Rural Center for Training and Community Action (CRUTAC). In the last years, NESC has stood out in monitoring the Mais Médico program in the state of Ceará. NESC has three large rooms, useful for working meetings. It has an important collection of documents and books on Collective Health, particularly in the state of Ceará.
Coordinator: Maria Vaudelice Mota, Ph.D.
Coordinator: Maria Lúcia Magalhães Bosi, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Medical Entomology
Observatory of Public Health Policies (OPP SAÚDE)
The Observatory of Public Health Policies (OPP Saúde) emerged from the articulation of a group of professors and students of the UFC Graduate Program in Public Health (PPGSP) with the Observatory of Public Policies, established since 2006 at the Faculty of Economics, Administration and Accounting (FEAAC) at the Federal University of Ceará. Most of the effort of the OPP Saúde team is for the establishment and consolidation of external partnerships, both with other teaching and research institutions, as well as with state government and civil society entities. This is understood as fundamental to articulate several actors who think about public health policies in their immediate connection with local needs, realities and initiatives. It aims at connecting knowledge produced at the University and practices established in health administration and care. Thus, OPP Saúde has the task of bringing new opportunities for studies and debates on policy topics and health administration. In this sense, it moves for the purpose of creating spaces for articulation and reflection on the formulation, implementation and evaluation of health policies in the state of Ceará and Brazil.
Coordinators: Ricardo José Soares Pontes, Ph.D. and Carmem E. Leitão Araújo, Ph.D.