In 2012, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report calling for increased integration of primary care and public health to improve population health. In that report, the IOM noted that “substantial opportunities exist to understand models of successful and sustainable integration taking place in local communities and diffuse that knowledge.” This research brief and the project it summarizes represent an effort by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) to contribute to that understanding and sharing of information. This research brief provides information on current collaborations between local health departments (LHDs) and community health centers (CHCs) to inform community, state, and national initiatives to promote further collaboration in pursuit of Triple Aim goals.


Mary Kate Allee, MPH, NACCHO; Christopher Botsko, MA, Altarum Institute; and Tiffany J. Huang, MPH, NACCHO, April 2016