Integrated health and social services will soon become reality in Greece, with the city of Ioannina set to pilot a new model of service integration to better meet the needs of its people.
Experts from WHO/Europe and the Greek Ministry of Health discussed the piloting of integrated services at a local policy dialogue in Ioannina, bringing together key stakeholders from health and social services, the city’s university, and local authorities. The event helped participants, who were eager to see the city set an example, to reach consensus.
Integrated health services delivery is an approach that emphasises, among other things, the provision of services through multidisciplinary teams that include general practitioners, nurses, social workers and other professionals across various settings and levels of care.
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