Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
Print version ISSN 1657-7027
MARTINEZ-HERRERA, Eliana; AGUDELO-SUAREZ, Andrés Alonso and MORENO-MATTAR, Ornella. Epidemiology for the Social Management of Knowledge, "a Sense Tracer" in the Construction of Public Health Policies. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.20, pp. 36-45. ISSN 1657-7027.
This reflection -interested in recognizing the interaction between public health and political science-acknowledges epidemiology as a bridge to approach the study of the policies in health, so as the objective of this paper is to explore the way political science has the responsibility to be supported in other sciences such as public health and disciplines like epidemiology, demography, statistics, among others likewise, considering public health policy making ,through social knowledge management based on some main principies: transdisciplinarity as integrator of political structures and the production of knowledge related to life sciences, in front of decisión makers who use research results and improve their abilities addressing the multidimensional problems of social realities like the Colombian one. Political science is -per excellence- a generator element of public policies, in similar way that the evidence produced by epidemiology for the components of health system, as a constitutive ingredient for welfare and delivering of public health decisions.
Keywords : political science; epidemiology; social knowledge management; public policies in health; systems in health; Health public policy; Epidemiology; Health Systems; Knowledge management.