The Framework and Model of Integrated Social and Health Services
Sep 7, 2021
The Framework and Model of Integrated Social and Health Services has been developed by UNDP Albania in close coordination with Ministry of Health and Social Protection. It will be used by municipal officials, social workers, primary health care providers and other professionals. The framework defines integrated social and health care (linkage) and sets out a programmatic application to shape a system that’s better able to serve people in a fast-changing context. It outlines steps to support professionals who work to meet people’s health and care needs, by proposing innovative ways of working together and explores joined-up policy and practical responses to support target populations.The United Nations Joint Program "Improving the Delivery of Local Social Protection Services" is providing technical assistance to the municipalities of Tirana, Rrogozhina, Devoll, Kamza, Puka and Pogradec to design and administer local social plans and provide integrated social services. This program is implemented by the Government of Albania in partnership with four UN Agencies, including UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO and with the participation of UNFPA and ILO, and is funded by the Joint Development Objectives Fund (SDG Fund). The program aims to support the Government of Albania to translate the policy goal into appropriate local action so that men, women, girls and boys living in poverty, or situations in need, have access to appropriate integrated services and quality social care and supports the overall vision of an inclusive Albania.