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

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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-120
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Social Security Review
Issue number3-4
Early online date26 Sep 2022
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022


  • ageing population
  • Brazil
  • elder care
  • long term care
  • medical care
  • social protection
  • social services

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