Activating people to address their health care needs: Learning from people with lived experience of chronic illnesses

Victoria Stanhope, Benjamin F. Henwood

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Abstract

One of the primary goals of health care reform is improving the quality and reducing the costs of care for people with co-morbid mental health and physical health conditions. One strategy is to integrate primary and behavioral health care through care coordination and patient activation. This qualitative study using community based participatory research methods informs the development of integrated care by presenting the perspectives of those with lived experience of chronic illnesses and homelessness. Themes presented include the internal and external barriers to addressing health needs and the key role of peer support in overcoming these barriers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)656-663
Number of pages8
JournalCommunity mental health journal
Volume50
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Behavioral healthcare
  • Health care reform
  • Homelessness
  • Integrated primary
  • Patient activation
  • Peer support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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