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Family Health Program-FHP

The Family Health Program is a strategy that prioritizes the actions of promotion, protection and recuperation of the health of individuals and of the family, from the newborn to the elderly, sick or healthy, full-time and continuously.

The objective of the Family Health Program is the reorganisation of practical assistance to new bases and criteria to replace the traditional model of assistance, targeted at the cure of diseases and in hospital.

The focus is on family, understood and perceived from their physical and social environment, which allows the Family Health teams to have a wider understanding of the health / disease process and the need for interventions that go beyond the practiced remedies.

The Family Health team is made up of a general practitioner, or family doctor, a nurse, a nursing assistant and from four to six community health agents ...
São Francisco do Sul has 10 health units, and 7 advanced health posts, and the Family Health Program, has been implemented in three health units, namely: Vila da Glória, Majorca and Miranda, which had been working out of small rented buildings, without adequate infrastructure.

São Francisco do Sul has 10 health units, and 7 advanced health posts, and the Family Health Program, has been implemented in three health units, namely: Vila da Glória, Majorca and Miranda, which had been working out of small rented buildings, without adequate infrastructure.

  • - The Miranda Unit serves 782 families, totalling 2,556 people.
  • - The Vila da Gloria Unit serves 457 families, totalling 1,521 people.
  • - The Majorca Unit serves 944 families totalling 3,128 people.
  • - Total families served are 2,183, totalling 7,205 people.

ArcelorMittal Vega, with the goal of improving the quality of care for this population, in 2005/2006 sponsored the construction of these three units in new buildings.

The option of building the Family Health Units is related to one of the priorities of the company, which is Health; therefore start to provide infrastructure and material resources.

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