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COIN-CARVALHO, João Eduardo  and  ESPOSITO, Fabiana Cristina Federico. Challenges in primary care actions: a study on the installation of a program of home visiting for teenage mothers. Aletheia [online]. 2012, n.37, pp. 149-161. ISSN 1413-0394.

The Family Health Strategy intends to be a liberating and transforming action for social subjects, dealing with clients' reception and specific attention, as in the case of teenage mothers. The aim of this work was to study the conditions for conducting a home visiting program for adolescent mothers in partnership with a FHS team. The study participants were 84 residents and 15 health professionals, over 51 meetings and gatherings. The results reveal that women and health professionals accuse each other of "invaders", comparing two approaches in relation to the place of a health action: the "Unidade Basica de Saude", within a technical and institutional remark, and the "Posto", a community heritage. We conclude that specific professional training must join studies about the history of relationships between community and public health services are a starting point to conduct professionals and community residents as partners of health actions.

Keywords : Family healthcare strategy; Home visiting; Adolescent motherhood.

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