Adolescent and youth health policies in the Portuguese-Brazilian context: specificities and approximations

Rafaela Schaefer*, Rosangela Barbiani, Carlise Rigon Dalla Nora, Karin Viegas, Sandra Maria Cezar Leal, Priscila Schmidt Lora, Rosane Ciconet, Vania Dezoti Micheletti

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Abstract

Objective: To characterize the scientific production on adolescent health policies and programs in Brazil and Portugal in the period 2010-2017. Method: This is a literature review based on the Scoping Review method. The research gui-dingquestion was: “How is the scientific production on adolescent health policies and programs in Brazil and Portugal characterized?”Search was carried out in October 2017 on the BVS, EBSCO and Google Scholar platforms. Results: Twenty-two studies were selected, namely, 17 Brazilian and 5 Portuguese. Seven cross-cutting thematic categories were identified, as follows: policy and program evaluation; health promotion and education; mental health; sexual and reproductive health; violence; oral health and nutritional health. We canconclude that, albeit in different social contexts, the themes reflect traditional areas of intervention of policies and programs, except for those arising from the phenomenon of structural violence, markedly present in the Brazilian reality. Also, the lack of emerging issues such as gender identities, migratory flows, and morbi-mortality from external causes reveal a possible care gap in policies and programs and a necessary field to be explored.

Translated title of the contributionPolíticas de Saúde de adolescentes e jovens no contexto luso-brasileiro: especificidades e aproximações
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2849-2858
Number of pages10
JournalCiencia e Saude Coletiva
Volume23
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent health
  • Comprehensive health care
  • National health programs
  • Public policies

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