Social iniquities in Primary Healthcare and intersectoral action: a descriptive study

Larissa Barros de Souza, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio, Fernanda Carla de Assis Cândido, Laura Terenciani Campoy, Denisse Andrea Cartagena-Ramos, Regina Célia Fiorati

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OBJECTIVE: To analyze Primary Healthcare with regards to dealing with social inequities through actions targeted at Social Determinants of Health, from the perspective of Family Health Strategy Professionals. METHODS: Descriptive study with a qualitative approach. Data were collected through focus groups and analyzed using Habermas's communicative action theory. RESULTS: There were few intersectoral and assistance organization actions with clinical emphasis; municipal management for intersectoral actions shows a lack of planning and faces challenges; and there is little communication and articulation between the sectors. Final considerations: There are many challenges to be overcome by Primary Health Care to contemplate intersectoral actions targeted at Social Health Determinants, a demand inherent to the possibilities of advancing in the reduction of social and health-related inequalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e20190196
JournalRevista brasileira de enfermagem
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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