Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 8 - 2021
Strengthening and Improving Access in Primary Care: A Study on Tabatinga/AM
Viviane Loiola Lacerda1* and Maria Teresinha de Oliveira Fernandes1,2
1Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Belo Horizonte, Diretoria Regional de Saúde, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Viviane Loiola Lacerda, Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Belo Horizonte, Diretoria Regional de Saúde Norte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Received: May 04, 2021; Published: July 30, 2021


This work aimed to discuss intervention strategies to strengthen the entry point of the Unified Health System and improve access to Primary Care in Tabatinga/AM, based on the assumptions of the National Primary Care Policy and financing policies. This is a descriptive and exploratory study of the experience report type, based on the Situational Strategic Planning. Thus, its purpose with regard to intervention strategies was based on the organization of the health needs of the population of Tabatinga, going beyond a theory, technique, nor was it a deterministic calculation, with only one possible result. The analysis and monitoring of the intervention according to the Family Health Strategy and Community Health Agent Coverage, the introduction of Permanent Education in Health and the training process of the Community Health Agent, the National Primary Care Policy in updating the context of the Community Health Agent. The planning moments were followed by refining improvement in the coverage of the Family Health Strategy and coverage of Primary Care in Tabatinga attributed in large part by the insertion of medical professionals; there was an expansion and reform of the Basic Health Units, publication of an ordinance of accreditation of the teams and Community Health Agent by the Ministry of Health. The awareness of public managers is the biggest challenge to be faced by career technicians in public services, followed by knowledge of public policies using it to change the history of Primary Care in a municipality and the population to have their health rights enjoyed. Permanent Health Education supports the understanding of ways of doing and the needs for change. Strong Primary Care is achieved with intervention methods, actions based on public policies and financing, in addition to prioritizing equity in a country of inequalities like Brazil.

Keywords: Primary Health Care; Health Planning; Public Health Policy; Health Services; Public Health Nursing


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Citation: Viviane Loiola Lacerda and Maria Teresinha de Oliveira Fernandes. “Strengthening and Improving Access in Primary Care: A Study on Tabatinga/AM”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.8 (2021): 25-36.

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