From the perspective of the health system, the integrated care contributes to a more people-centred system, placing citizens and families at the center of interventions by all health professionals and services.
In this context, ACSS is developing a set of initiatives aimed at a more integrated system and that will be presented on this page.
The Joint Action on Digitally Enabled Integrated Person Centred Care (JADECARE), integrates a set of initiatives, supported by the European Commission, with the objective of disseminating good practices in integrated care.
23 European countries, including Portugal, participate in this Joint Action.
In the national context, ACSS participates as a coordinating entity, together with the National School of Public Health and SPMS – Shared Services of the Ministry of Health, as affiliated entities.
The project is already underway in six pilot:
- ACeS Baixo Mondego;
- ACeS Porto Oriental;
- ACeS Póvoa de Varzim/Vila do Conde;
- Hospital Distrital da Figueira da Foz;
- ULS Alto Minho;
- ULS Litoral Alentejano.
Of the four good practices recognized by the European Commission, Portugal has focused on risk stratification and is adopting an initiative already implemented in the Basque Country, composed by the following core elements:
For more information please see JADECARE’s official page.
What is risk stratification?
What is risk adjustment?
Population risk stratification strategy