Integrated long-term care partnerships between government social care and health agencies in Brazil: The Belo Horizonte model

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock
Karla Giacomin
Poliana Carvalho
Quesia Nayrane Ferreira de Sousa

Volume 75 (2022), Issue 3-4 (Special issue)

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The article sets out key elements of the policy agenda for enhanced integration between health and social care for older people in high-income countries and demonstrates its wider relevance to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The article then explores the context for this agenda in Brazil, including growing demand for long-term care (LTC) and current institutional arrangements. It goes on to discuss a case study project of partnering for LTC between local social assistance and health agencies in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. It identifies challenges and potential benefits of this partnership model, offering policy insights for LTC policy in Brazil and other countries.

Medical care
Long-term care
long term care
elder care
medical care
social services
social protection