This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of What is disability? UN convention on the rights of persons with disability, eligibility criteria and the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health
"Evaluating the model of classification and valuation of disabilities used in Brazil and defining the elaboration and adoption of a unique model for all the country": Brazilian Interministerial Workgroup Task
1 Faculty of Public Health – University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2 NGO – CVI Araci Nallin (Centro de Vida Independente – ILC Independent Life Center), São Paulo, Brazil
3 National Social Security Institute, Medical Experts Division, Petrópolis-RJ, Brazil
4 Sub-Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disability – Brazilian Special Presidential Secretary of Human Rights, Brasília, Brazil
BMC Public Health 2011, 11(Suppl 4):S10 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-S4-S10Published: 31 May 2011
The President of Brazil established an Interministerial Work Group in order to “evaluate the model of classification and valuation of disabilities used in Brazil and to define the elaboration and adoption of a unique model for all the country”. Eight Ministries and/or Secretaries participated in the discussion over a period of 10 months, concluding that a proposed model should be based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, and the ‘support theory’, and organizing a list of recommendations and necessary actions for a Classification, Evaluation and Certification Network with national coverage.