Federal and State Policy to Promote the Integration of Primary Care and Community Resources

Around the country, models are emerging to link primary care providers not only to other medical service providers but also to resources and services in the community. This report—the first in a series supported by The Commonwealth Fund to explore opportunities for improvement in federal and state policy--highlights relevant policy levers and federal and state initiatives to integrate these resources. It also discusses opportunities for policy improvement identified during a Commonwealth Fund-supported discourse among high-level state and federal officials hosted by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP).

Around the country, models are emerging to link primary care providers not only to other medical service providers but also to resources and services in the community. This report—the first in a series supported by The Commonwealth Fund to explore opportunities for improvement in federal and state policy--highlights relevant policy levers and federal and state initiatives to integrate these resources. It also discusses opportunities for policy improvement identified during a Commonwealth Fund-supported discourse among high-level state and federal officials hosted by NASHP. - See more at: http://www.nashp.org/publication/federal-and-state-policy-promote-integr... the country, models are emerging to link primary care providers not only to other medical service providers but also to resources and services in the community. This report—the first in a series supported by The Commonwealth Fund to explore opportunities for improvement in federal and state policy--highlights relevant policy levers and federal and state initiatives to integrate these resources. It also discusses opportunities for policy improvement identified during a Commonwealth Fund-supported discourse among high-level state and federal officials hosted by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)Around the country, models are emerging to link primary care providers not only to other medical service providers but also to resources and services in the community. This report—the first in a series supported by The Commonwealth Fund to explore opportunities for improvement in federal and state policy--highlights relevant policy levers and federal and state initiatives to integrate these resources. It also discusses opportunities for policy improvement identified during a Commonwealth Fund-supported discourse among high-level state and federal officials hosted by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)
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