Sistema Único de Saúde: Brazil’s health system and the integration of health and social care

February 29, 2024

Thursday, February 29, 2024 | 12 – 1 pm ET | Online

Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) is Brazil’s free and universal healthcare system. With over a decade of experience as a Family and Community Physician in Brazil, Dr. Thiago Trindade discusses the strengths and challenges of this publicly funded healthcare system. Tune in to his conversation with Dr. Andrew Pinto covering:

  • An overview of the Brazilian health system
  • The urgent need and rationale for integrating health and social care
  • Models of interventions focused on social determinants of health (SDOH) from various jurisdictions
  • Future research and directions surrounding SDOH in Latin American countries



Dr. Thiago Trindade is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Upstream Lab, working on research projects that aim to assess interventions on Social Determinants of Health in primary care settings in Canada, Brazil, and Latin America. He is a practicing family physician and family therapist and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. He is also an International Faculty of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and a former president of the Brazilian Society of Family and Community Medicine. His work focuses on teaching and researching in Family and Community Medicine (MD program, residency program and master program), Primary Health Care, Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Education, and Global Health.


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