Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
HILDEBRAND, Stella Maris and SHIMIZU, Helena Eri. Perception of the community health agent about the Healthy Family Program. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.61, n.3, pp. 319-324. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672008000300007.
This study aims at investigating the perceptions of the Community Health Agent regarding the Healthy Family Program in order to identify strengths and weaknesses, for changing the health care attention model. This is a qualitative study, carried out in the Healthy Family Unit of São Sebastião, Federal District. Data were collected by observing the process of work and from interviews with four Community Health Agents, analyzed through the technique of the Collective Subject Speech. The results demonstrated that the object of the Healthy Family Program are the community health problems; basic actions are developed, whose objective is to reduce congestion in health services. It was concluded that the Healthy Family Program is moving toward changes, above all because it promotes the creation of liaisons within the community.
Keywords : Community health nursing; Family health; Basic attention.