Helena Alves de Carvalho Sampaio, Maria da Penha Baião Passamai, Nádia Tavares Soares, Sarah Bezerra Luna Varela, Soraia Pinheiro Machado Arruda, Ana Luíza de Rezende Ferreira, Luisa Maria Oliveira Pinto, Carmem Cemires Cavalcante Costa, Claudia Machado Coelho Souza de Vasconcelos, Christiane Pineda Zanella, Claudia Belém Moura

Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Secretaria de Saúde do Estado do Ceará, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará, Universidade de Fortaleza, Centro Regional Integrado de Oncologia

A previous study of our group has found that people attended by the Brazilian public health service in the city of Fortaleza have inadequate health literacy. Thus, we have developed and executed a training program for the community health agents and for the health staff of the Family Health Support Unit based on the assumptions of health literacy, which made possible for these professionals to act among the health system users in order to expand the understanding of the messages for health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases. Professional representatives from all around the state of Ceará were trained. Posted 2014.