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 will discuss the strengths and challenges of this publicly funded healthcare system. Join him and Dr. Andrew Pinto for a conversation 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 family and community physician, holding an Assistant Professorship at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) for 13 years. Additionally, he worked as a clinical physician at the Health Department of the State of Rio Grande do Norte for 12 years. He is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Upstream Lab.


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