Integrating Public Health and Primary Care
Public health and primary care share a common mission to prevent disease and promote health but often work disjointedly on this shared goal.
In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, members of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, Bruce Gray, MPA, and Patrick Luedtke, MD, MPH, discuss efforts to better integrate the systems at the local level. Gray leads off the discussion by sharing key findings from the recent Institute of Medicine report exploring integration and the historic transformations taking place in the healthcare marketplace. Gray and Luedtke then share opportunities to coordinate funding, build relationships among stakeholders, share data, and co-train the workforce needed for successful integration.
View this webinar to learn how your community can move toward a more integrated public health-primary care model.
Air date: March 19, 2013
- Describe key findings from the Institute of Medicine’s study, "Integrating Public Health and Primary Care,” and select “best practices” of community partnering in the northwest
- Identify key issues and challenges related to advancing Public Health-Primary Care integration in an Accountable Care Organization environment
- Recognize key policy implications, opportunities, and obstacles at the state, local, and national levels related to integration
Local and state public health practitioners; Public Health Nurses; Community and migrant health center staff and board members; Healthcare administrators involved in Accountable Care Organization partnerships
Slides and Resources
- | Slide handout (2 slides per page)
- Northwest Regional Primary Care Association
- 2012 Institute of Medicine Report - Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health (pdf available for free through the Institute of Medicine)
- Institute for Alternative Futures
- ASTHO's Primary Care and Public Health Integration Strategic Map
- Prevention Institute's Community-Centered Health Homes model
- Kresge Foundation's Community Health Partnerships
Bruce Gray, MPA, CEO, Northwest Regional Primary Care Association
Patrick Luedtke, MD, MPH, Public Health Officer, Lane County Oregon
These questions are designed to further your thinking on the topic covered in this webinar. You may print and discuss them with colleagues and other members of your organization before or after watching this webinar.
- What are the opportunities and challenges with public health-primary care integration that you’ve directly experienced in your work?
- What do you see as the key changes taking place in the current healthcare environment that will most help or hinder such integration?
- What is your own level of interest, both personal and professional, in being involved in the integration efforts?