Tools to Facilitate Medicine and Public Health System Integration

Below resources provide “case study” type vignettes of medicine and public health system integration “in action.”

Integration Examples

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Primary Care and Public Health in the Community (13 min. video)

Produced by the Institute of Medicine, this 2012 video highlights medicine and public integration efforts from across the US  addressing identified community health priorities.

Public Health and Personal Health System Integration in NH

Produced by the NH Citizens Health Initiative’s Health Promotion Disease Prevention Group, this report reviews NH examples of medicine  and public health system integration and offers lessons learned for facilitating integration. 

Advocates for Healthy Youth Coalition Case Study - Integrating Medical, Public Health, and Community Efforts to Address Child Obesity

Produced by the NH Citizens Health Initiative’s Health Promotion Disease Prevention Group, this case study report provides an in-depth look at one NH community’s use of medicine and public health system integration to reduce pediatric obesity.

Practical Tools and Strategies to Support Medicine and Public Health System Integration

Tools

Description

Population Health for Clinicians: A Podcast Series Developed through a partnership with the NH Medical Society and the College of Health and Human Services at UNH, this series introduces clinicians to the principles and practices of population health, and resources that can be used to improve the health of both individuals and communities.
The Playbook. Primary Care. Public Health. Together This on-line tool seeks to "increase collaboarations between primary care and public health groups by guiding users through the stages of integrated population health improvement."

Medical Care and Public Health System Integration:  A Practical Guide 

Developed by the NH Citizens Health Initiative and Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene, this guide offers key facilitators identified in the literature and through the experiences of local efforts in New Hampshire for initiating, implementing, and sustaining a medicine public health system integration project.

Hands-on Group Exercise on Medicine and Public Health System Integration

Case Study Description

Case Study Worksheet

Developed by the NH Citizens Health Initiative and Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene, this group exercise can be used with a group of stakeholders  to explore the “why”, “how”, and “what” necessary for integration efforts to occur.

Clinician’s Role in Integrating Medicine and Public Health to Improve Individual and Population Health : A Primer and Call To Action  

Developed by the NH Citizens Health Initiative’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Group, this four-page primer describes the concept of medicine and public health system integration and gives practical strategies for clinicians to reduce tobacco use in their practice and in the community.  

Integrating Evidence-based Clinical and Community Strategies to Improve Health

This 2007 Article proposes a model for using a socio-ecological framework to integrate strategies from the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services with those from the Guide to Community Preventive Services to address a health issue.

Ten Steps for Blood Pressure Control in NH: A Practical Guide for Clinician and Community Partners Released in December 2014, this manual describes a 10 step process for improving blood pressure control using both community and healthcare system- based strategies.