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Community health lessons from Europe study tour

Posted 19 November 2014

Community health services are the ideal platform to provide innovative service delivery models for clients with multiple co-morbidities and chronic disease, say Victorian delegates from a recent community health study tour of Europe.

Eleven representatives attended the European Primary Healthcare Conference in Barcelona, followed by site visits in Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. The study tour was facilitated by the International Federation of Community Health Centres and the European Forum for Primary Care.

Their report on selected highlights from the study tour suggests how their learnings may be applied to improve local service delivery and outcomes. It describes community health services as "an important element of the primary health and broader health system" that helps to achieve better client outcomes.

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