Primary Care-Public Health Integration

Partners

The Integration Forum is comprised of various partners from different sectors of the health industry including representatives from public health at the state and local level, medical societies and associations, payers, and federal agencies.


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    Partner Highlight Stories

    Our partner’s stories, websites, and initiatives, and any additional work they have done in regards to primary care public health integration have been highlighted in the PCPH Biweekly Newsletter.

    Recent:

    Veteran's Health Administration Expands Access in Rural and Underserved Areas (June 2015)
    The Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) oversees the statutory education mission of VA which includes the issuance of national policy and the practical implementation of trainee education, affiliation relationships, stipend distribution and transformational educational projects. Specifically, the expansion places a high priority on increasing primary care, mental health, and other specialties. VA patients tend to be poor, homeless, and often with substance abuse, so there is a huge amount of common interest between VA and community partners. With the GME expansion there is increased opportunity for providers and community partners to link with the VA's clinical and social programs to improve health in rural and underserved communities.

    Health Leads Connects Providers with Community Resources (June 2015)
    Health Leads envisions a healthcare system that addresses all patients' basic resource needs as a standard part of patient care. Founded in 1996, Health Leads has demonstrated that it is possible to integrate patient resource screening and navigation into care delivery. As a service provider, Health Leads partners with health systems to integrate patient social needs into care by operating Health Leads Desks in clinical settings. Providers "prescribe" basic resources (like food and heat) and well-trained student Advocates stationed in the clinics work side-by-side with patients to "fill" those prescriptions by accessing community resources and public benefits. View the slides and minutes from Health Leads presentation on the All Partners Call.

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