The SUS is also supported by other organizations such as the Brazilian Association of Health Economics (Abres), the Rede Unida, health councils (national, state and municipal), the National Association of Public Ministry in Defense of Health (Ampasa), the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops (CNBB), the National Council of Health Secretariats (Conass), the National Council of Municipal Health Secretariats (Conasems), the popular health movement
, and others.
The author tracks the story of naturopathy's journey using the tools of a seasoned historian, placing its coming of age within the context of the broader popular health movement
, the transitioning of the country from a largely rural to an urban society, and the early visceral efforts of Progressive Era reformers to manage public health amid the tumult of corporate malfeasance, immigration, urbanization, and labor unrest.
Some examples: his discussion of the rise of the nineteenth-century popular health movement
, especially its advocacy of temperance, would have been enriched by reference to the often parallel history of the "woman" movement.