Articulated Actions of the Family Health Strategy Teams and their Centres of Support in the State of Piauí, Brazil
Objective: From the perspective of professionals acting in the Family Health Strategy (FHS) in the state of Piauí, Brazil, the aim of this study was to asses the articulated actions of technical-pedagogical and clinical-care support offered by the Family Health Support Centres (FHSC) to the FHS’s professionals.
Methodology: This is an analytical census retrospective study, with a cross sectional design developed in a quantitative approach with a descriptive and exploratory nature. The research data was collected through the Program of Improvement in Quality of Access in Primary Care (PIAQ-PC) in Brazil, on its second cycle in 2013, and were analysed by using descriptive statistics.
Results: The actions of clinical-care support has been further developed by FHSC, all with frequency greater than 85%. In Piauí, the fields where FHSC has showed to be the nutritional care, rehabilitation and maternal and child care and also non-communicative diseases NCD that showed frequency higher than 85%.
Conclusion: The FHSC initiative contributes significantly with their services to the FHS to achieve its goals. However, to make the work of these teams more effective there must be ownership of Primary Care Services by its user and appreciation of it by the managers. The developed actions are being supported and agreed on among the matrix support teams.
Keywords: Primary Health Care; Health Promotion; Family Health.
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