There is much discussion about ‘’integration’’ of public sectors, including health systems. Often that focusses on economic sustainability. But improving health equity and wellbeing can and should be a priority.
People-centred and integrated health services can improve health equity if social determinants of health and health benefits of all policies are considered. Such integration across sectors might be organizational, structural, budgetary or administrative. There is not a single approach, but various possibilities for integration, coordination and contracting. This means that a range of public services and users work in context to reach efficient coordination and improve outcomes
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