Implementation of Brazil's "family health strategy": factors associated with community health workers', nurses', and physicians' delivery of drug use services.

@article{Spector2015ImplementationOB,
  title={Implementation of Brazil's "family health strategy": factors associated with community health workers', nurses', and physicians' delivery of drug use services.},
  author={Anya Y. Spector and Rog{\'e}rio M Pinto and Rahbel Rahman and Aline da Fonseca},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={
          509-15
        }
}
BACKGROUND Brazil's "family health strategy" (ESF), provides primary care, mostly to individuals in impoverished communities through teams of physicians, nurses, and community health workers (CHWs). ESF workers are called upon to offer drug use services (e.g., referrals, counseling) as drug use represents an urgent public health crisis. New federal initiatives are being implemented to build capacity in this workforce to deliver drug use services, yet little is known about whether ESF workers… CONTINUE READING
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