Interface - Comunicação, Saúde, Educação
Print version ISSN 1414-3283
DUARTE, Lúcia Rondelo; SILVA, Débora Schimming Jardini Rodrigues da and CARDOSO, Sandra Helena. Building an Educational Program together health community agents.Translated byKaren Rondelo Duarte. Interface (Botucatu) [online]. 2007, vol.3Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1414-3283.
Aiming at contributing inputs to the learning process of community health agents from Family Health Strategy, this study has sought to devise an Educational Program to qualify seven community agents from the Family Health Unit on Habiteto, a neighborhood in the Brazilian city of Sorocaba. Speeches on the perception these agents have of their work, their difficulties and proposals were captured and analyzed within the framework of the "Collective Subject Speech". Results showed the group's learning needs, and guided the devising and implementation of the Educational Program, which adopted the "Problem-Based Education" model. This knowledge was built by the agents through a problem-focused reality, debating, searching for solutions, and implementing intervention projects. They noticed that being a community health agent means, above all, to struggle and harness community forces for purposes of defending health & education public services and for improving social health determinants.
Keywords : Health agents; Problem-based education; Community; Family Health.