Volume 45, No.3, March 2016 Pages 149-152. Organisational integration can occur via network-like governance mechanisms.8 As an example, the main objective of aligning primary healthcare organisations with Local Hospital Network (LHN; also termed Local Health Network, Local Health Area, Area Health Service and Local Health District, depending on jurisdiction)1 boundaries is to encourage improved engagement between the sectors. Standing Council on Health. Dr. Dobmeyer is a clinical health psychologist who has been actively involved in integrated primary care training, implementation, and evaluation for the past 19 years. Six elements that consistently emerged during the development of a series of rapid reviews on integrated primary healthcare in Australia are presented in this paper. Leadership is crucial for creating a vision, followership and journey that can result in normative integration. Adelaide: University of South Australia, 2013. Unfortunately, integrated PHC is often mistakenly understood as a juxtaposition of different tasks or missions at the primary care level. Woden, ACT: Department of Health, 2013. In the program and service design domain, patients, families, communities and/or strategic partners are engaged in the design, delivery and evaluation of programs. Kodner DL, Spreeuwenberg C. Integrated care: Meaning, logic, applications, and implications – A discussion paper. This list of resources, put forth by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), assists providers in integrating primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care provider settings. Truly integrated primary care occurs when behavioral health care is an integral part of the “medical” treatment at the medical care site. Oliver-Baxter J, Brown L, O’Connor J, Lunnay B, Bywood P. Integrated care: What can be done at the micro level to influence integration in primary health care? Blount, A. and Bayona, J. . Integrated Primary Care Centres Central Community Health Centre, North Vancouver – This centre is the base for the North and South community health teams that work together with a wide range of community partners to support the health needs of residents living in North Vancouver. Integrated Primary Care for Children in Rural Communities: An Examination of Patient Attendance at Collaborative Behavioral Health Services, Families, Systems, and Health, 25, 323-332. 1. For example, the role of professional integration will be considerable given the function of the newly formed, general practitioner–led, Clinical Councils and Community Advisory Committees established by PHNs. The Integrated Primary Care Continuing Professional Development Advisory Group will be responsible for establishing a process to assess current needs around continuing professional development (CPD) that supports emerging models of integrated primary care. Bridging the chronic care gap: HealthOne Mt Druitt. The elements were sourced from a series of rapid reviews.6,10–15 Australian ‘grey’ and peer-reviewed literature, published between 2003 and 2013, was explored. This gives them a more complete picture of your health and how to best manage it. Each month, our Center’s integrated care team will lead a discussion on a topic that is relevant and practical for today’s mental health professionals and primary care providers. This paper draws attention to elements underpinning integrated care and questions for reflection by organisations operating at the meso level of primary healthcare. Protti D. Integrated care needs integrated information management and technology. Bywood P, Brown L, Raven M. Improving the integration of mental health services in primary health care at the macro level. It provided the audience with an understanding of integrated service delivery, and of the role of primary care to ens… Tsou C, Haynes E, Warner WD, Gray G, Thompson SC. Files on the website can be opened or downloaded and saved to your computer or device. London: NHS Confederation, 2005. The main aim of Australia’s National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework is to better integrate healthcare.1 In order to improve efficiencies in primary healthcare delivery, sustainability and return on investment, and provide coordinated, patient-centred care, there is a need for integration across organisations and sectors in the health system. Primary health care - as the foundation of anadas health care system - provides a critical entry point of contact to the health care system and serves as the vehicle for ensuring continuity of care across the system. Ballarat, Vic: Centre for Regional Innovation and Competitiveness, University of Ballarat, 2009. Integrating general practice services to improve outcomes for patients Primary Care Sheffield, a GP-led organisation which covers all 81 surgeries in the area, has improved access to general practice and increased patient satisfaction following an extensive one-year trial programme. An evidence-based partnerships analysis tool may help organisations gain a clearer understanding of the range and purposes of collaborations, reflect on existing partnerships and focus on strengthening new joint projects.29 Locally developed tools or those adapted from other settings can include enablers such as models of care (ie HealthPathways), and have shown promising results for integrated care on implementation in primary healthcare settings.30,31, For organisations to unite, it is essential that lines of communication remain strong. Dental. 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