The development of new strategies for collective investigation, as the actions of science popularization are essentials tools for health promotion, to improve the life quality of the population and therefore the control of diseases and health questions. One of the projects developed by the Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology of the Institute of Clinical Research Evandro Chagas /ICREC is the “Knowledge Platform”, with the objectives to develop socio-educational and cultural actions for the interest of the collective about the importance between science, health and the environment, creating educational tools that facilitate the participation and involvement of the community. One of the suggestions of the association of patients of ICREC was the realization of a workshop about
Brazilian literature, as a way to rescue and value the Brazilian culture. We choose Cordel’s Literature, popular poetry printed and published in illustrated brochure and has its origin in the songs of the medieval Portuguese troubadours, commenting on the news of the time using verses. In the workshop, was used the brochure “ABC of Leishmaniasis” as an example, for being one of the diseases treated at ICREC and was conducted with 12 participants (patients, relatives/ riends and workers of ICREC) and involved the reading/construction of their own verses. Three groups were formed and the participants produced their verses about experiences in health. We conduct an event on 08/22//2013, the day that commemorates the Brazilian Folklore, with about 50 guests from the inside and outside of ICREC. The President of the Brazilian Academy Cordel’s Literature was invited to hold a lecture. We also performed one sieve, a typical circle kind of dance that came from Portugal and established roots in Brazil. All workshop participants, teachers and elementary students in a public school and other guests attended the sieve in the gardens of ICREC to the sound of the Folkloric Group. There was also an exhibition of the collection provided by the Brazilian Academy Cordel’s Literature containing string arrays and woodcuts at Plaza of Oswaldo Cruz/ICREC. Our initiative has contributed to the production of new knowledge, a way to improve the quality of life, enhancement of self-esteem, and social inclusion of individuals. This exercise of citizenship joins the understanding that health promotion is, ie, a form of objectification of fundamental human rights.

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Involvement and participation of the community in health promotion activities and knowledge production - workshop of cordel’s literature

Michele Aparecida da Ferreira Moreira de Oliveira   Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Eloisa Leal da Hora   Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Dinair Leal da Hora   Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Luciana Collier   Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Michele Machado Meirelles de Barros   Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Maria de Lourdes Benamor Teixeira РFunda̤̣o Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

The development of new strategies for collective investigation, as the actions of science popularization are essentials tools for health promotion, to improve the life quality of the population and therefore the control of diseases and health questions. One of the projects developed by the Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology of the Institute of Clinical Research Evandro Chagas /ICREC is the “Knowledge Platform”, with the objectives to develop socio-educational and cultural actions for the interest of the collective about the importance between science, health and the environment, creating educational tools that facilitate the participation and involvement of the community. One of the suggestions of the association of patients of ICREC was the realization of a workshop about
Brazilian literature, as a way to rescue and value the Brazilian culture. We choose Cordel’s Literature, popular poetry printed and published in illustrated brochure and has its origin in the songs of the medieval Portuguese troubadours, commenting on the news of the time using verses. In the workshop, was used the brochure “ABC of Leishmaniasis” as an example, for being one of the diseases treated at ICREC and was conducted with 12 participants (patients, relatives/ riends and workers of ICREC) and involved the reading/construction of their own verses. Three groups were formed and the participants produced their verses about experiences in health. We conduct an event on 08/22//2013, the day that commemorates the Brazilian Folklore, with about 50 guests from the inside and outside of ICREC. The President of the Brazilian Academy Cordel’s Literature was invited to hold a lecture. We also performed one sieve, a typical circle kind of dance that came from Portugal and established roots in Brazil. All workshop participants, teachers and elementary students in a public school and other guests attended the sieve in the gardens of ICREC to the sound of the Folkloric Group. There was also an exhibition of the collection provided by the Brazilian Academy Cordel’s Literature containing string arrays and woodcuts at Plaza of Oswaldo Cruz/ICREC. Our initiative has contributed to the production of new knowledge, a way to improve the quality of life, enhancement of self-esteem, and social inclusion of individuals. This exercise of citizenship joins the understanding that health promotion is, ie, a form of objectification of fundamental human rights.

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