Challenges Facing Community Health Workers in Brazil’s Family Health Strategy: A Qualitative Study

Authors Grossman-Kahn, R. , Schoen, J. , Mallett, J.W. , Brentani, A. , Kaselitz, E. , Heisler, M.

Date 2017

Keywords Global, Research and Evaluation Methods, Scope of Practice, Selected Health Conditions

Examines the day-to-day work of community health workers in Brazil to better understand obstacles and aides to their work, as well as factors in job satisfaction. The community health workers interviewed reported that better integration into primary health care teams, increased ability to follow up on health concerns, and increased community knowledge of their roles would contribute to increased efficacy on the job.