The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine recently published a report on the integration of social care within the delivery of traditional health care services. Included in the report are a comprehensive range of aspects including issues related to social determinants of health, financing, and health information technology. The report also discusses workforce concerns, covering both the traditional health workforce as well as the workforce in social care. Interprofessional teams are especially highlighted as a means of integrating health and social care services. The report emphasizes the importance of education to best prepare professionals to tackle health issues upstream.
Health Teams for Frail Older Adults project team members Karen Donelan and Peter Maramaldi served as reviewers of the report. The full version of the report is available on the NASEM website.