An advisory committee was formed to supervise the study, comprising CBHP managers, researchers, WHO representatives in Iran and a number of programme managers from the Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME).
The selection of the programmes was based on two-tier inclusion criteria: They needed to be active over the proceeding five years; and to have basic CBHP characteristic.
After the introduction, the moderator/interviewer gave an explanation about community health participation and then asked about the components of CBHP.
11 The inductive codes were sorted into meaningful clusters to describe a CBHP.
One of the most important challenges of CBHP articulated by most of the participants was lack of structure for evaluation and feedback from the community.
In most of the CBHPs, there were no systematic process for monitoring and evaluation.
If mutual responsibility and shared control are goals of CBHPs, then money, arguably the most powerful resource, also must be shared.
There was no systematic monitoring and evaluation process for CBHPs under study.
A more systematic evaluation of the CBHP
program is needed to determine the impact on patient outcome and the cost-effectiveness of adding behavioral services into community primary care centers, but according to Dr.