NASEM: Integrating Health Care and Social Services for People with Serious Illness: A Workshop

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On July 19, 2018, the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious illness hosted a public workshop on the integration of health care and social services for people with serious illness.

The workshop featured invited presentations and panel discussions including:

  • The range of health care and social services (e.g., medical/dental, psychosocial/spiritual, nutrition, transportation, housing, home care, caregiver assessment and training) necessary to improve care for those with serious illness

  • The strengths, limitations, and impact of existing models of integrated services delivery (e.g., Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly [PACE], Special Needs Plans [SNPs]), the Bridge Model, and novel, innovative approaches to community-based integrated care programs

  • The gaps in and barriers to the delivery of integrated services

  • Potential use of blended/braided financing approaches

  • The role of family caregivers in providing social supports and services, and caregiver needs (e.g., emotional, financial, training, respite care)

  • Gaps in research and evidence to support potential policy changes to advance the integration of health care and social services deliver

  • The workshop was presented as a live webcast on the National Academy webpage