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FERREIRA, Maria Evanir Vicente; SCHIMITH, Maria Denise  and  CACERES, Nilton Carlos. Necessities of professionals of the family health teams from the "4ª Coordenadoria Regional de Saúde do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul" for training and improvement. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.5, pp.2611-2620. ISSN 1413-8123.

This study had the aim to verify the necessities of training and improvement of the 4th Regional Coordination in Health of Rio Grande do Sul State family health teams. The data collection was carried out through the application of questionnaires with objective questions, composed by two parts: field and competence nucleus. For data analyses, Normality, Chi-Square and G tests were used as statistical procedures for Easy and Difficult attributions indicated by the professionals. Professionals have shown less difficulty with generic attributions, related with basic methods and techniques of each health area. However, they have revealed a lot of difficulties with attributions relating to the search of new partners in health inside communities, stimulation of the people participation in the discussion of health rights, and completion of the SIA/SIAB forms, and others. Even after 12 years of the foundation of the Family Health Program (PSF), several difficulties are still observed concerning the way to work with this new health strategy in Brazil. Proposals are made for the complete understanding and improvement of the PSF strategy.

Keywords : Health Family Program; Human resource formation; Competence field; Competence nucleus; Responsibilities.

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