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Community health programme technician-manager


Community health programme managers usually work for the government and apply community health policies and programmes in the region. They are in constant collaboration with public health technicians and help to implement health programmes defined by the government. These professionals must consider multiculturalism when working, i.e., they must embrace the specificities of the different communities in the region to adapt programmes to them. For example, AIDS prevention programmes should be focused differently depending on the religion of each group.


  • Manage and collaborate on the implementation of health prevention and promotion programmes. Including:
    Participate in vaccination programmes for specific groups, such as school children and the elderly, provided that the agent has a degree in nursing, as is stipulated in health regulations.
    Participate in educational programmes at elementary schools or high schools and in specific communities (immigrants, women, etc.).
    Participate in programmes on specific topics, such as AIDS, drug addiction, etc.
    Participate in in-company health education programmes to prevent smoking, drug addiction, alcoholism, stress, etc.
  • Work with social and health resources in the region where working. This involves maintaining relationships with hospitals, primary care centres, welfare workers, etc. to be able to manage the implementation of programmes based on the knowledge of the social and health situation in the region (problems they have, how they work, how tasks are distributed among the various agents handling social and health resources, etc.).
  • Provide support to civic organisations, such as mutual aid organisations (anonymous alcoholics, for example). Interact with organisations and serve as a liaison between the government and these organisations in order to implement the health prevention and promotion programme. Provide access to materials and events (meeting, forums and courses) that may interest these organisations.
  • Help control management of the health prevention and promotion programme. To do so, these professionals must:
    Establish and use indicators to qualitatively measure fulfillment of the programme. Implementation of any action plan requires that indicators be established in order to progressively control if the implementation of the programme is working. These indicators should measure what is being done and what is being fulfilled, and they should also detect if changes that occur when applying the health prevention and promotion programme are those which were expected to be achieved. For example, it is possible to measure the number of schools in which a health education programme has been applied.
    Help assess impact and the satisfaction of citizens and health system users, by, for example, collecting data using health surveys, which show the degree of satisfaction of citizens with regard to services, etc.
  • Work with other community health programmes, such as programmes to identify the health needs and problems in the community and the situations of risk in the region. In addition, propose actions and develop programmes. One example is collaboration on a food safety and hygiene programme, where the community health programme technician-manager may make proposals for actions, although the programme establishes its own activities.

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