Evaluation of Development Program and Technological Innovation in Public Health Network - Teias: innovation and public health products

ABSTRACT Health system requires proposals for innovations in processes and products to improve management, care and population's health status. In this sense the Development and Technological Innovation Program in Public Health Network (PDTSP-Teias/Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - Fiocruz) was implemented as to create innovative products for Manguinhos's territory, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The evaluation of the Network aimed at mapping the products of the projects such as Innovation in Public Health. The concepts of 'Innovation' and 'Public health products' were considered poorly defined both in the documents and in the understanding of managers and researchers. This fact revealed to be relevant to the non-delivery of the agreed products. Scientific publications were considered sufficient as research product.