Organization of Health Care Networks

In partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass), this initiative unfolds on two fronts, both focusing on Strengthening Primary Health Care.       

Aimed at contributing to the organization of Regionalized Health Care Networks through the articulation with managers, the training of professionals, the structuring of processes and the effective integration of services in the Health Care Network, the Organization of Health Care Networks project proposes a planning and management process for Primary Care and Specialized Care and intends to act in up to 6 states of the federation in an integrated manner with local health care initiatives.

The second front focuses on the institutional strengthening of Primary Care through the attraction, selection, development, and networking of twenty public managers. The project Líderes da Atenção Primária (LIS) will be implemented by Vetor Brasil and will be responsible for allocating and training these managers – ten trainees in public management combined with mentoring in management and leadership skills for the other ten middle management professionals.

To learn more, access the CONASS document – Planning Primary Health Care in the States.

states involved (a Health Macro-region in Pernambuco and 6 other states)


Health Care Networks of the municipalities with structured processes and qualified and articulated teams, promoting the effective integration of services.

Operational territory:
Distrito Federal, Goiás, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco and two other states

Benefited audience:
Public managers and technical teams

Area addressed:
PHC System

initiative partners