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About PCSI


Program collaboration and service integration (PCSI) is a mechanism for organizing and blending interrelated health issues, activities, and prevention strategies to facilitate comprehensive delivery of services.

NCHHSTP Overarching Goal for 2010–2015

NCHHSTP will support and promote a syndemic approach to prevention by promoting better collaboration between programs and supporting appropriate service integration at point of access. NCHHSTP will look broadly across its programs, and work with our partners, to discover new and innovative ways to collaborate and use resources wisely and efficiently, taking advantage of multiple disciplines and shared knowledge and promoting holistic approaches to health protection.

2009 White Paper on Program Collaboration and Service Integration

This white paper provides NCHHSTP’s strategic vision and policy for PCSI, defines a framework for conceptualizing PCSI, outlines key measures to monitor and evaluate progress, and explains the role of internal and external stakeholders to help accomplish relevant goals.

NCHHSTP Associate Director for Program Integration

Gustavo Aquino, MPH, serves as the NCHHSTP Associate Director for Program Integration. Mr. Aquino joined CDC in 1990 and most recently served NCHHSTP as a Team Leader in the Prevention Program Branch of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and in Moscow with the Division of TB Elimination, providing oversight and support for TB control demonstration projects in collaboration with national and international partners. As the in-country Public Health Advisor, he played a key role in bringing life-saving drugs to persons impacted by the TB epidemic in Russia. His experience also includes multiple assignments in state programs and in the field, conducting sexually transmitted disease prevention work in Florida and Chicago, and TB control and prevention work in New York City, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, where he received a Masters in Public Health.

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