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Table 2 Policies in relation to HRH in Brazil

From: Continuity and change in human resources policies for health: lessons from Brazil

POLICY BEGINNING/END DESCRIPTION
Program Larga Escala 80's In service training program that aimed at qualifying middle and elementary cadres working in the public sector and that did not have access to formal training.
CADHRU 1987/... Developed to aim at building HRH management capacity within SUS. It has had 3 phases: from 1987/1989 it was specially orientated to the train teachers, from 1992 to 2001 it became a speciallization course and now it is understood that it will contribute to the development and modernization of HRH institutional procesuss through capacity building.
TELESSAUDE 1999/... Collaborative pilot project, between Federal Universities, private institutions and SUS; brought to 2700 family health teams and aiming at enhancing teams' ability to respond to primary care demands within SUS.
PROFAE 2002/2007 Aimed at expanding training of nurse technicians and nursing aides.
PROMED 2003/... Aimed at financing curricular reform in medical schools directed towards the SUS
PRO-SAUDE 2005/... Aimed at bridging the gap between HRH education and primary health care needs.
PROGESUS ( Programa de qualificação e estruturação da gestão do trabalho e da educação no SUS ) 2006/... Aimed at developing organizational guidelines and offering management tools, support and mechanisms for the modernization and professionalization of work management and education at municipal and state health secretariats.
PROFAPS 2007/2011 Based on a network of 319 technical schools; objective of training 735 435 health technicians by 2011.
UNA-SUS (SUS Open University) 2008/... InterState network of collaborating academic institutions, health services and management services of SUS, to meet SUS' training and education needs; focus is on the use of distance learning, with free and shared access to learning materials.
PET SAUDE 2009/... Aimed at integrating education, services and communities through in-service qualification and strengthening of primary health care professionals.
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