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About PCSI

Definition

Program collaboration and service integration (PCSI) is a mechanism for organizing and blending interrelated health issues, activities, and services in order to maximize public health impact through new and established linkages across programs to facilitate the delivery of services.

NCHHSTP Overarching Goal through 2020

NCHHSTP supports and promotes better collaboration across divisions in design and implementation of surveillance, research, communication, and prevention programs to support service integration and to utilize Center and partner resources most effectively. 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 [PDF – 1 MB] 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 Program and Performance Improvement Office

The mission of the Improvement Office is to work with colleagues in every Division and Office within the NCHHSTP to evaluate and enhance the efficiency, outcomes, and impact of NCHHSTP programs, policies, and activities. Led by the Associate Director, Dr. Patricia Dietz, DrPH, the Improvement Office works to enhance program collaboration and service integration by creating resources useful across Divisions and sharing information. Please contact pcsi@cdc.gov for more information.

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