IPCHS. Integrated People-Centred Health Services

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Oct. 23, 2020 Western Pacific Publication

Analysis of integrated health referral systems in the era of regional autonomy in West Sulawesi

According to WHO, Indonesia is committed to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases by 2030. Emerging and re-emerging communicable diseases place immense strain on health systems, so concerted efforts are required to respond rapidly to urgent needs and to strengthen the development of effective disease control programmes including zoonotic diseases. It has been realized that while emphasizing improved access to services, equal attention also needs to be given to ensure quality, comprehensive and integrated health services for women, children and adolescents. Nutrition, a critical common factor in both mortality and morbidity, remains a key public health problem; further triggered by inadequate food safety and quality. Public health risks posed by tobacco, unhealthy diets, lack of physical activity, unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, traffic congestion, and use of solid fuels for cooking place further demands on the need ...

May 7, 2020 Western Pacific Publication

Challenges to Introducing Integrated Diabetes Care to an Inner-Regional Area in South Western Sydney, Australia

Diabetes care often requires collaboration between general practitioners, allied health professionals, nurses, and/or medical specialists. This study highlights the need to integrate new diabetes services with existing health activities in the community and the importance of allowing flexibility and regular contact with local healthcare professional and community to encourage their involvement.

June 6, 2018 Western Pacific Publication

Coordinating Mental and Physical Health Care in Rural Australia: An Integrated Model for Primary Care Settings

The "GP Clinic" providers primary health care to people using community mental health services in a small town in Australia. This article examines the factors that have driven successful integration in this rural location. Integrated physical and mental health service models that focus on building local service provider relationships and are responsive to community needs and outcomes may be more beneficial in rural settings than top down approaches that focus on policies, formal structures, and governance. 

April 2, 2018 Eastern Mediterranean Publication

Improving the Distribution of Rural Health Houses Using Elicitation and GIS in Khuzestan Province (the Southwest of Iran)

Rural health houses constitute a major provider of some primary health services in the villages of Iran. Given the challenges of providing health services in rural areas, health houses should be established based on the criteria of health networks systems (HNSs). The value of these criteria and their precedence over others have not yet been thoroughly investigated. The present study was conducted to propose a model for improving the distribution of rural health houses in HNSs