Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
MARIN, Maria José Sanches; OLIVEIRA, Luciana Rocha de; ILIAS, Mércia and HIGA, Elza de Fátima Ribeiro. Community contributions to a FHU team work. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2007, vol.15, n.6, pp. 1065-1071. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692007000600002.
Considering the importance of people participating in the construction of new health models, this study aimed to characterize and analyze contributions brought by community to health actions carried out in a Family Health Unit. It is a documentary analysis based on the records of 24 monthly meetings between the team and community. After reading the records, subject was divided into four themes: material and human resources, availability to secondary level health services, community adherence to the unit activities, health promotion and disease prevention. Discussions opened a wide perspective on health and stimulated co-responsibility, stronger links and information exchanging. Nevertheless, there is a need to improve community effective participation in the co-management of the health system.
Keywords : family health program; community participation; public health.