The Editorial in this Issue is by Editor Cláudia Medina Coeli, definitely a leading reference on the theme of data linkage. The author calls attention to the need to assess the quality of linkage, just as important as the care taken in primary data collection.
In the Perspectives section, Carlos Octávio Ocké-Reis addresses one of the Brazilian health system's most paradoxical problems, namely extremely high private healthcare spending, running against the grain of universal care.
Two important articles in the field of Public Health nutrition are an Essay discussing the implications of the use of vitamin supplements and a Review of nutritional policies, with an emphasis on food security and food sovereignty.
We are also featuring two complementary articles on aging. One addresses the estimate of healthy life in the Brazilian population, and the other discusses functional capacity and incapacity in old age.
Many more articles offer the journal's usual variety. Enjoy the reading!
|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).
The papers are published under a CC by-nc license, which allows third parties to remix, adapt and create work derived from the licensed work, as long as there is no commercial use, and giving due credit.