In September 2010, CDC awarded $6.2 million to six health departments for integration of health services.
New York City, North Carolina, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Texas, and Washington, D.C. were awarded funding for PCSI demonstration projects to plan, scale‐up, and support the implementation of a syndemic approach to the prevention of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs and TB.
Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI) is a strategy intended to strengthen collaborative work across HIV, STD, TB, and viral hepatitis programs and facilitate efficiency and integration of services to the public. This may be achieved by combining, streamlining, and/or enhancing prevention services and maximizing opportunities to screen, test, treat, or vaccinate those in need of these services.
The Success Stories below showcase accomplishments and lessons learned of the demonstration project awardees in implementing PCSI within their jurisdictions.
- Buncombe County: Express STD Clinic Saves Time and Improves Efficiency
- Buncombe County: Free Hep C Tests to At-Risk Clients
- Mecklenburg County: Free Hep C Tests at community-based testing sites
- Harmonizing Public Health Messaging through Social Media
- Data Matching to Facilitate Collaboration and Data Integration
- Using PCSI to Jumpstart Public Health Division Reorganization
- Developing Integrated Security and Confidentiality Guidelines
- Developing Integrated IT Solutions
New York City
- Implementing a Service Integration Model with FQHCs
- Increasing Data Sharing Through Collaboration
- Creating Culture of Collaboration during a Meningitis Outbreak Response
- NAAT Technology to Detect Gonorrhea among MSM
- Infectious Disease Screening at Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
Below are presentations and reports from grantee meetings and external events that address PCSI topics.
San Francisco Department of Public Health
- A Model for Planning and Monitoring Infectious Disease Syndemics in San Franciscopdf icon
- Monitoring preventive services as part of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in public health clinics in San Franciscopdf icon
- San Francisco Department of Public Health Preventative Services Guidelines Tablepdf icon
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Legal and Policy Barriers to Sharing Data Between Public Health Programs in New York City: A Case Studyexternal icon
- Deaths Among People With Hepatitis C in New York City, 2000–2011external icon
- Epi Research Report: Matching New York City Viral Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV Surveillance Data, 2000-2010pdf iconexternal icon
- Epi Brief: Geographic Co-occurrence of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis in New York Citypdf iconexternal icon
- Geographic Analysis of PCSI Diseases – NYCpdf icon
- NYC Zip Codes with >1 Disease in the Top Quintile, 2010pdf icon
- Silo‐Busting: Integrating activities across HIV, STD, TB, and viral hepatitis programs – NYCpdf icon
- Assessing the legal challenges of data sharing across HIV, TB, STD and viral hepatitis within the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)pdf icon