Revista Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública
Print version ISSN 0120-386X
MARTINEZ H, Eliana; FRANCO M, Diego F and VILLA V, Liliana. Knowledge networks in public health and the capacity for building up through collaborative strategies. Rev. Fac. Nac. Salud Pública [online]. 2009, vol.27, n.3, pp. 349-355. ISSN 0120-386X.
This paper presents the experience of a thematic network on public health in Colombia, which focuses its development and contributions to the field of research in policy and health systems. It is recognized in the work of this network the revival of knowledge from the interactions of social actors who share experiences, data, information, approaches, state of art and research methodologies and intervention as well as possibilities of systematization and measures generating political and public opinion in order to advance social transformation processes. The reflection on the construction of this type of endogenous capacities in the field leads to the necessary dimension of the challenges of increased national and global interaction. It builds networks of knowledge must advance and mature in the development of different forms of cooperation that allow them to experience greater international integration to improve performance and territorial impact. We conclude by interpreting how the internationalization of academic and scientific relations is the foundation of a perspective for the work of knowledge networks in a globalized world.
Keywords : social management knowledge,; scientific and academic cooperation; internationalization of knowledge.