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Family Medicine and Disease PreventionISSN: 2469-5793


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510122

The Integration of Public Health and Primary Care: A Case Study of Nebraska

David Palm, PhD, Brandon Grimm, PhD, MPH and Valerie Pacino, MPH

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 29, 2020

There is considerable evidence of integration activities between primary care clinics and LHDs. Current activities focus on care coordination for high-risk chronic care patients and promoting hypertension, diabetes, and cancer screening. Six LHDs have a formal contract or memorandum of understanding with one or more clinics, and at least two LHDs are embedding nurses within clinics. Although LHDs felt there were many benefits to integration and emerging opportunities, significant barriers persis...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510121

Evidence-Based Health Policy Making: A Roadmap for Filling the Research and Decision-Making Gap

Nader Aghakhani, Kazhal Mobaraki and Jamal Ahmadzadeh

Article Type: Letter to the Editor | First Published: June 18, 2020

The ultimate aim of a health care system is progression of community health in an equal manner and various factors can be contributed in achieving it. Many health policy makers or managers try to produce evidences to be used in the health care system for this goal and they need many types of scientific documents to make well-informed decisions. For this reason, the importance of evidence-based health policy making as a complicated task that affects many various individual and organizational acti...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5793/1510120

Primary Health Care: A Strategic Weapon in the Fight against the Coronavirus

Juan Solera Albero and Pedro Juan Tarraga Lopez

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: April 16, 2020

Primary Care (PHC) is the gateway to the National Health Service in Spain and waiting lists and hospital collapses, such as those currently seen in the different affected countries, will greatly depend on its operation. The main elements that characterize the comprehensive care model based on PHC (and that make them different from the other care models) are three. In a situation of health and social crisis such as the one we are experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the health systems of...

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