The role of Family Health Support Center in assistance coordination of Primary Health Care: limits and possibilities

Fabiana de Oliveira Silva Sousa Paulette Cavalcanti de Albuquerque Cynthia Maria Barbosa do Nascimento Luciana Camelo de Albuquerque Aline Cavalcante de Lira About the authors


The aim of this study was to analyze how the Family Health Support Center has contributed to Family Health Teams in the fulfillment of its assistance coordination function. A qualitative case study was performed in the city of Camaragibe, State of Pernambuco. Data collection was held from January 2015 to May 2015 by means of focal groups, document analysis, and participatory observation. Results demonstrate that the Family Health Support Center, which acts following the logic of matrix support, is able to collaborate for the reinforcement of the Primary Health assistance coordination function.

Primary Health Care; Access to health services; Comprehensive health care

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