Health in Knowledge
Health in Knowledge is a national project that aims to effectively contribute to the development of a scientific culture in Portugal, by creating a health literacy campaign. This project wants to promote public discussion of health-related topics, engaging society in the development of Science Shops – meeting when CNC researchers and citizens discuss and share knowledge and experiences, and in the co-creation of science communication materials. We will discuss topics such as Sleep, Cancer, Menopause, Fertility and Pregnancy, Immunity, Neuropsychiatric Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neuronal Development, Rare Diseases, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases and Biotechnology and Advanced Therapies. This project is funded by Ciência Viva in the scope of Comunicar Saúde contest 2019.

This project aims to promote health literacy in Portugal through:

1. Getting society in contact with research carried out in health-related fields
Creating health literacy helps society to take advantage of the benefits of Science, allowing more conscious and informed decisions. Getting CNC researchers closer to social stakeholders such as politics, patients, formal and informal care givers and students, allow us to directly answer questions raised by the society.

2. Production of science communication materials
The creation of science communication materials will be made involving different social stakeholders and through several formats and media.

Content

"The Health in Knowledge: Unveiling Science under 3 minutes" line, produced in colaboration with the University of Coimbra Radio (RUC).
Episode 1 Episode 2
"Uma criança nasce com um quadro branco do ponto de vista biológico?", João Ramalho-Santos "O cancro não tem cura?", João Nuno Moreira
Episode 3 Episode 4
“Dormir é uma perda de tempo?”, Ana Rita Álvaro “O vírus da gripe transmite-se por sairmos de casa com o cabelo molhado?”, Teresa Cruz
Episode 5 Episode 6
“As vacinas causam autismo?”, com João Peça “O tamanho do nosso cérebro é proporcional à nossa inteligência?”, Ricardo Rodrigues
Episode 7 Episode 8
Vale a pena financiar a investigação em doenças raras?”, Luís Pereira de Almeida “A demência é algo que só acontece à população idosa?”, Paula Moreira
Episode 9 Episode 10
"Os microrganismos são nossos inimigos e são os antibióticos a melhor arma para os combater?", Ana Maranha "Se passarmos a vida a tomar antioxidantes ficamos livres de doenças?", Paulo Oliveira
Episode 11
"A biotecnologia traz riscos para a saúde humana?", Isaura Simões

"The Health in Knowlegde: An Animated Myth", ”, in colaboration with the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra.
Episode 1 Episode 2
"Is a child born with a blank slate in the biological point of view?", João Ramalho-Santos e Renata Tavares "Is it true that cancer has no cure?", João Nuno Moreira e Teresa Abreu
Episode 3
"Is sleeping a waste of time?", Ana Rita Álvaro e Ana Teresa Viegas

"The Health in Knowledge: The Podcast"
Episode 1 Episode 2
"What is fertility? And what is infertility?", Sandra Amaral e Vilma Sardão “What is cancer?”, João Nuno Moreira
Episode 3
"What is good sleep? How can we maintain our sleep hygiene?", Ana Rita Álvaro

Chronicles at Público newspaper
1st Chronicle 2nd Chronicle
"The future is now: how to preserve fertility"
Read the full chronicle on Público or here
“Cancer, the everlasting fatality?”
Read the full chronicle on Público
3rd chronicle
"Why does the light of electronic devices affect sleep?"
Read the full chronicle on Público or here

Members
Sara Varela Amaral (Coordinator)

Ana Filipa Cruz
Ana Luísa Cardoso
Ana Maranha
Ana Paula Sousa
Ana Rita Alvaro
Ana Santo Carvalho
Ana Teresa
Carolina Somões
Cláudia Cavadas
Cláudia Pereira
Cristina Carvalho
Inês Cravo Roxo
Isaura Simoes
Joana Guedes
Joana Marques
João Cardoso
João Nuno Moreira
João Peça
João Ramalho
Lia Lopes
Luis Pereira de Almeida
Mariana Ramos
Marta Costa
Marta Quatorze Correia
Nuno Coelho
Nuno Empadinhas
Nuno Fonseca
Paula Moreira
Paulo Oliveira
Renata Tavares
Ricardo Pires
Ricardo Rodrigues
Rita Perfeito
Sandra Amaral
Sara Silva
Sónia Correia
Sónia Duarte
Susana Alarico
Susana Cardoso
Teresa Abreu
Teresa Cruz
Vilma Sardão

Partners
Câmara Municipal de Coimbra
Serviços de Transportes Municipalizados
Rádio Universidade de Coimbra
Público
Associação Alzheimer Portugal
Instituto de Educação e Cidadania
Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra

Sponsors
Ciência Viva

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