The study aimed to evaluate the mechanisms, contexts and results of the institutional support provided by the State of Paraná related to health governance. This is a qualitative evaluation research grounded on realist evaluation. A total of 15 focus groups were held with 83 municipal health managers and six regional supporters. The data were organized in an evaluation matrix and analyzed according to the precepts of health governance and Permanent Health Education. The adopted mechanism was to raise governance from the working guidelines of Projeto Apoiadores. Fostering and restrictive contexts were revealed, as well as their results. Permanent Health Education and the institutional support to the Regional Councils of the Municipal Health Departments were important guidelines that triggered collaborative governance in different spaces of health management.
Silva, P. A., Labegalini, C. M. G., de Oliveira, M. L. F., Aquiles, G. J., & Baldissera, V. D. A. (2020). Governance and permanent health education: Evaluation of mechanisms, contexts and results in the supporters project. Interface: Communication, Health, Education, 24, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1590/Interface.190514