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National Agenda of Priorities in Health Research (NAPHR): focus on agenda 18 – Health Promotion

Agenda Nacional de Prioridades na Pesquisa em Saúde no Brasil (ANPPS): foco na subagenda 18 – Promoção da Saúde


Written by Marco Akerman; Lecturer, Public Health School, Universidade de São Paulo. Professor in Collective Health, Medical School, ABC and André Fischer; Medical undergraduate student, Medical School, ABC.

This article was the result of a process supported and financed by the Ministry of Health/SCITIE/DECIT.



One of the aims of the National Agenda of Priorities in Health Research (NAPHR) is “to respect national and regional health needs and increase the selective induction for producing knowledge ...”. The NAPHR is composed of 24 sub-agendas for health research. This article shows the process developed in 2010 to review the ANPPS published in 2006 regarding sub-agenda 18 – Health Promotion. The results of the prioritization process are narrated incrementally in order to show the steps taken by reporting the facts, events and dialogues that took place between researchers and managers. A total of 86 people were invited to take part, 34 of whom did not respond and 52 accepted the invitation and participated fully. We developed 10 steps in the process of prioritizing, with five priority themes, 34 lines of research and ten priorities defined. The consequences in the short-, medium- and long term of this prioritizing process are analyzed.