Instituto de Saúde Coletiva-UFBA
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Instituto de Saúde Coletiva
The Instituto de Saúde Coletiva of the Federal University of Bahia (ISC – UFBA) was established in 1995 as a contemporary proposal to build new paradigms for research in public health, for the training of professionals for the national health system (Sistema Único de Saúde – SUS), and to stimulate a new health practice in the context of a society in transition.
The main building is located on the campus of the Federal University of Bahia and its facilities include 5 classrooms, offices for teachers and researchers, conference research and extension programs, auditorium, specialized library with online access to international bibliographic systems. The ISC has on its permanent staff of 31 teachers full time dedicated and ten other doctors research associates. Approximately 40% of teachers held post-doctoral programs in foreign universities. The team stands out for its productivity, since its founding, and has published over 1,100 articles in scientific journals, as well as 22 technical books.
Institutional partnerships have involved the Ministry of Health, Health Department of counties and municipalities and various public universities. Some international centers with which it has developed cooperative work continued include: Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, New York University, Michigan State University, The Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Instituto de Salud Collective of University of Lanus in Argentina and University of Montreal in Canada.
The ISC conducts educational activities in undergraduate healthcare courses, offers undergraduate course in public health, academic and professional master, doctoral and specialization courses, including the modality of distance education and training courses for managers and technicians who work in state and local health services. With an experience of over three decades of teaching, the Graduate Program in Health has been regarded as a center of excellence (maximum level since 2007) by the national assessment system.