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Speech language and hearing science attention in Family Health Program: PSF-University

Grant number: 07/02548-2
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: November 01, 2007 - October 31, 2009
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Principal researcher:Magali de Lourdes Caldana
Grantee:Magali de Lourdes Caldana
Home Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


The guideline of the Brazilian Unifies Health System is the decentralization, the participation of the community, and the municipality and hierarchical, being developed by the principles of the universality, equality and integrality. For the Ministry of Health the strategy of Family Health organizes and decreases the spontaneous demand, considering that the problems of collective health can be identified and a collective intervention can be applied. The domiciliary model of attendance (re) appears due to the modifications that occurred at the Brazilian’s society through the years as a model for the development of social changes and in the system of health. The Family Health Program was implanted with the intention;to reorganize the practical of attention to the health in new bases and to substitute the traditional model, taking the health for more close to the families and, as consequences, to improve the quality of life of the Brazilians. Currently the team is composed by: doctor, nurse, surgeon dentist, nurse aid and communitarian agents. The Speech Language and Hearing Science does not differ from the others areas of the health, being able to be part of this context considered for the SUS of promotion and access to the health to all the individuals, turning itself toward the social groups more needed of attention. Therefore, the present work aims at to reflect and to present a proposal of insertion and performance of the speech and hearing pathologist in the team of the Program of Health of the Family, called as PSF-University, carried through for the Bauru Dental School. (AU)

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