Strengthening Integration of Health Services and Systems
Integrating medical care, public health, and social services benefits patients, providers, and communities.
In a Culture of Health, health systems balance clinical care with prevention-oriented public health and community-based social services, improving health outcomes while driving down costs. This integration is driven by increasing access to care, improving the patient experience, and establishing the connections needed to help people live healthier lives.
When high-value care is one part of a larger network of services, providers can better address the complexities of patients’ lives and living conditions. In this comprehensive approach, health professionals work together with individuals, families, caregivers, and community partners to build a culture of compassionate care.