[Interpretative speeches and deliberative practices: a methodological proposal for the formulation of public health policies in Colombia].

Research paper by Jesús A JA Ortega-Bolaños, Margarita I MI Alba-Muñoz

Indexed on: 01 May '17Published on: 01 May '17Published in: Revista de salud publica (Bogota, Colombia)


To propose public health policies in local governance scenarios through community participation; this requires recognizing the interaction of all social actors through argumentative approaches. Considering a critical hermeneutic approach, an argumentative rhetorical method was used to conduct a political formulation from a socio-centric scenario, based on a dialogue of knowledge between the community and local institutions, which allowed to identify and understand relevant social problems in health, related with early childhood and family. A comprehensive public policy was built in accordance with existing social health programs to intervene aspects referring to early childhood, childhood, adolescence and family. Solutions and their implementation arise from a participatory nucleus that reconciles institutional political interests and social needs of the local community. The argumentative approach in public policies recognizes the dialectical nucleus of politics by bringing the community closer to government entities through active citizen participation in processes of identification, implementation and execution of social policies.