Programa Saúde da Familia - Family Health Program
Country of Operation
- Federal Government of BrazilGovernment
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryThe Program was created by the Brazilian Government in 1994. The government places a team of professionals from different specialties in public primary health care units. Teams work with health promotion, prevention, recovery, disease rehabilitation, and community health.
Bringing health closer to the family and improving the quality of living of Brazilians.
Key program components
The program provides families with support in different spheres: medical, educational and social. The goal is to provide support to families and help their development, and take the burden of medical treatment from public hospitals- by fomenting prevention, sanitation and health promotion.
Patients who visit primary health care units have their familial and economic profile built. The agents working at this unit may take that family for assistance, following the health and economic developments of the family. Doctors can be sent to home visit, or patients are assigned the proper care.