Creative Education

Volume 5, Issue 21 (November 2014)

ISSN Print: 2151-4755   ISSN Online: 2151-4771

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Education and Health: Epidemiological Indicators Can Improve the Continuing Education Process

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DOI: 10.4236/ce.2014.521209    2,488 Downloads   2,948 Views   Citations


In the field of Health Education, understanding human development is essential, taking into account a set of actions that can promote the protection and care to a better child development, so we researched about the evolution in epidemiological indicators related to child development, through literature review and systematic data collected on public system, in Rio Grande do Sul, a state in south Brazil. For this, we do a review that brought together elements of updated on epidemiological and social indicators: changes in the understanding of the processes health and disease, various public health policies that influence personal and social behaviors, especially for parents and caregivers of children. The findings allow seeing that data about child with low birth weight are inversely proportional to the number of years of parents study, mainly from 8 years of schooling; that actions of Health Education can be aimed at doctors, caregivers and pregnant; and that reference systems ensure correct referrals. As ultimate implications, we suggest public policies that enable reduce neonatal mortality by investing in access more the formal Education, encouraging at least the completion of elementary education. We can also encourage medical continuing processes that can observe continually the data that are contained in several public data systems.

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Faustini, É. , Stobäus, C. and Mosquera, J. (2014) Education and Health: Epidemiological Indicators Can Improve the Continuing Education Process. Creative Education, 5, 1873-1881. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.521209.

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