Brazil to hold virtual debate on Interprofessional Education in facing COVID-19


The session will be in Portuguese.

  • DATE: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
  • TIME: 10:00 AM (Brazil time)


The Brazilian Network of Schools of Public Health (RedEscola), through its technical and executive secretariat, is conducting a series of virtual debates for strengthening Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Work in Health during the Covid-19 pandemic period.

RedEscola coordinates a Specialization Course in Public Health with an interprofessional approach developed in 25 states of the country. This initiative falls within the scope of the Action Plan for the Implementation of Interprofessional Education in Brazil, an initiative of the Ministry of Health with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO).

The 3rd and final debate of this cycle of activities will take place on July 15 at 10 am (Brazilian time) to discuss the experiences and recommendations for the new pedagogical arrangements for the specialization course in public health and the potential of the approach Interprofessional in health, in this current situation.

Professor Ramona Toassi, from the Faculty of Dentistry of the Federal University of Rio Grande  Sul (UFRGS) and Coordinator of the Coordination of Health (CoorSaúde) of UFRGS and Professor José Rodrigues Freire Filho, PhD in Sciences with research on interprofessional education by University of Sao Paulo (USP) and Founding Member of REIP will participate in the event and it will be mediated by Professor Rosa Souza, deputy director of the School of Government in Health (VDEGS / ENSP / Fiocruz) and coordinator of the Technical and Executive Secretariat of RedEscola.

The debate will be broadcast LIVE on the Facebook page:

About the public health specialization course with an interprofessional approach

Partnership between the Ministry of Health (Secretariat for Management of Work and Education in Health (SGTES / DEGES / MS) and the National School of Public Health Sérgio Arouca (ENSP / Fiocruz), under the national coordination of the Technical and Executive of RedEscola, the course is part of the action plan for the implementation of Interprofessional Education in Brazil and aims to train 650 new health workers with an emphasis on the theme of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Work in Health. It is a pioneering initiative in the field of continuing education in Brazil due to the fact of incorporating the basis of Interprofessional Education in the curriculum of a specialization course in public health.