Health Organizations Describe the Need for Integrated Medical and Social Care for Patients with Diabetes
Key informant interviews were conducted across eight grantee organizations in Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care to understand ways in which partnerships between health care organizations and social care organizations may promote health and support chronic disease management, especially for patients with diabetes. Various stakeholders describe how each unmet social need domain listed below impacts diabetes self-management, overall health, and access to care in their community.
Building Capacity to Provide Integrated Medical and Social Care for Patients with Diabetes: Lessons from Eight Organizations.
Increasingly, health care organizations are working with other medical and social care organizations to understand, identify, and respond to social needs in their patient populations. When organizations build their capacity to provide integrated medical and social care they also navigate their own organizational priorities, infrastructure to sustain services and staffing, cross-sector partnerships, and opportunities to build a value case for integrated care.