Am J Public Health volume 108, issue 5, P649-651 2018 DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2018.304345 View full text
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Joshua R. Vest, Virginia Caine, Lisa E. Harris, Dennis P. Watson, Nir Menachemi, Paul Halverson

Abstract: In case conferences, health care providers work together to identify and address patients' complex social and medical needs. Public health nurses from the local health department joined case conference teams at federally qualified health center primary care sites to foster cross-sector collaboration, integration, and mutual learning. Public health nurse participation resulted in frequent referrals to local health department services, greater awareness of public health capabilities, and potential policy interve…

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