The revisit of the article about social security, published in the first issue of Saúde e Sociedade, highlights two important moments of the worries of our review in bringing to discussion actual themes and controversial views about them, as described in the special editorial by professor Carvalheiro. A philosophical discussion on the ethical dimension of health education; the relationship between enterprises and population in general and the role of the business environmental certification; the need to educate health counselors in order to turn them able to influence political decisions that have health implications, as shown in investigation undertaken in Bertioga; the limits of a capacity building process, as seen through a research undertaken with managers of a Specialization Course in Management of Basic Health Units of SUS; menopause as a socio-cultural construction and the urgent need to integrate the Health and the Public Security Sectors so that victims of sexual violence receive a more precocious adequate health care, all those are indicators of the richness of the themes dealt by Public Health. Our Saúde e Sociedade grows fast towards an upgrading of its classification as a vehicle of dissemination of this field of knowledge.

This issue is another step in this direction.


Editorial board

Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo. Associação Paulista de Saúde Pública. SP - Brazil
E-mail: saudesoc@usp.br