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The 9th Brazilian Congress of Epidemiology (http://www.abrasco.org.br/site/tag/epivix/), held in September 2014 in Vitória, Espírito Santo State, was a tremendous success. The Editorial (link) by our Associate Editor Guilherme Werneck discusses the development of Brazilian epidemiology and its challenges in light of the congress. According to the author, an essential challenge is "to conjugate theoretical and methodological advancements with a greater and more productive link to other member disciplines in Public Health" and to integrate approaches and strengthen the field's "disciplinary foundations while simultaneously expressing its commitment to the further in-depth development of the interdisciplinary nature of Public Health" (p. 2030). Guilherme emphasizes the field's theoretical and methodological progress, while calling attention to the risk of "over-productive stagnation" if the theoretical concepts unpinning the analytical approaches to complex phenomena fail to keep the same pace.
Guilherme revisits a theme that is dear to the editorial line of CSP, namely the refusal to produce more of the same (Carvalho MS et al., Cad Saúde Pública 2013; 29:2141-3) and the need to tackle "the tense relations between epidemiology, policymaking, health planning and management, and social and human sciences in health" highlighting the role of the Brazilian Congress of Epidemiology in "shedding light on these questions" to "seek solutions and implement the necessary changes" towards promoting "a new virtuous cycle for Brazilian epidemiology" (p. 2030).
The Perspectives section features an excellent paper on the relationship between democracy and health legislation, given the position by the Brazilian National Congress concerning the approval of appetite suppressants. Another paper in the Perspectives section analyzes the health issue on the post-2015 Agenda.
Other articles further express the journal's traditional variety and quality: mapping of research capability in health and social determinants, assessment of information systems, violence, rotavirus, and physical activity, among other rich and diversified research themes in collective health.

 

 

 

 

 
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Cadernos de Saúde Pública

Cadernos de Saúde Pública/Reports in Public Health (CSP) is a monthly journal published by the National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil. The journal publishes original articles in the field of Public Health, including epidemiology, nutrition, health planning, vector ecology and control, environmental health, and social sciences in health, among other related fields (for more details, see instructions to authors). All articles are carefully reviewed by the CSP editorial staff, organized on the basis of the peer review system.

CSP is currently one of the main sources of information in Latin America on the Public Health scientific field. The journal’s periodicity and regularity, combined with the quality of its graphics and careful selection of articles, have ensured its broad dissemination in both the academic and scientific community and health services, both in Brazil and abroad. Aimed at expanding the potential for disseminating the articles published in the journal, CSP is listed in the main international literature indexes, and the articles are also available online through the SciELO project (Scientific Electronic Library Online).
 

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