Program collaboration and service integration : enhancing the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STD, and TB in the United States : an NCHHSTP green paper
Published Date:July 2007
Corporate Authors:National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (U.S.)
Keywords:Community Health Services/Organization & Administration
Delivery Of Health Care, Integrated/Organization & Administration
Health Planning/Organization & Administration
Hepatitis, Viral, Human/Prevention & Control/United States
HIV Infections/Prevention & Control/United States
Preventive Health Services/Organization & Administration
Public Health Practice
Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Prevention & Control/United States
Tuberculosis/Prevention & Control/United States
Description:A green paper is a discussion document intended to stimulate debate and launch a process of consultation on a particular topic. A green paper usually presents a range of ideas and is meant to invite interested individuals or organizations to contribute views and information. It may be followed by a white paper, the official set of proposals that is used as a vehicle for policy development.
This green paper describes how CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) will work with partners at national, state and local levels to advance its strategic priority of Program Collaboration and Service Integration.
CDC has defined Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI) as a mechanism of organizing and blending inter-related health issues, separate activities, and services in order to maximize public health impact through new and established linkages between programs to facilitate the delivery of services. The focus of PCSI is on integrated service delivery at the client level, or point of service delivery, and is not intended to imply integration at the organizational or structural level. CDC’s vision for program collaboration and service integration is to provide prevention services that are holistic, evidence based, comprehensive, and high quality to appropriate populations at every interaction with the health system.
With the evolution in the epidemiology of HIV, viral hepatitis, STD and TB in the United States, many prevention partners are shifting their focus from “what” they deliver to “how” they deliver it. Promoting improved collaboration between programs and integration of preventive services are important tools in meeting this challenge. However, this shift requires an acknowledgement of the current barriers to PCSI, and potential solutions. It also requires that CDC keep pace with the needs of prevention partners, as well as the resources at their disposal.
This green paper introduces the concept of PCSI Levels of Integration as a strategy to conceptualize, implement and deliver holistic, evidence based and comprehensive services to appropriate populations in clinical settings.
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