Lessons Learned

  • Sustained and stable funding is needed for collaboration between public health and primary care;
  • Collaborations can be strengthened with better alignment of funding models and incentives to promote collaboration;
  • Pooling and sharing of resources such as deployment of health human resources can enable a collaboration;
  • The current fee-for-service system for primary care is a disincentive to collaborate as there is no way to compensate providers for the time that it takes to collaborate;
  • Increased financial investment is needed for collaboration, not just reallocation of funds.