Access and Accessibility to the Family Health Program in a Small Municipality

  • Paula Fernanda Brandão Batista dos Santos Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
  • Lincoln Moraes de Souza Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
  • Eliabe Rodrigues de Medeiros Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
  • Clélia Albino Simpson Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate the population access/accessibility to the Family Health Program (FHP) in a small municipality. This is an impact assessment with quantitative and qualitative approach, developed from a case study in the Municipality of Taipu/RN, Brazil. Data were collected between July 2011 and January 2012 from 72 users of the FHP who responded to a structured questionnaire. Data were analyzed based on the theoretical framework of the program and through descriptive statistics and content analysis. Strict results point that the program coverage has been expanded but this has not been followed by improved access indicators or by the reduction of barriers to accessibility . There has been a substantial increase in available services, but barriers that prevent the user to access the service needs to be the main goal in order to meet health needs.
Published
Sep 21, 2016
How to Cite
SANTOS, Paula Fernanda Brandão Batista dos et al. Access and Accessibility to the Family Health Program in a Small Municipality. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, sep. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1911>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2121.
Section
Global Health & Health Policy

Keywords

Family Health Strategy; Evaluation of Health Programs and Projects; Access to Health Services.

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