This podcast discusses the impact that PCSI makes by providing comprehensive, high-quality, evidence-based holistic care and prevention services to appropriate populations, whenever they interact with the health system, to achieve multiple related health goals. Created: 12/7/2009 by National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
Date Released: 12/7/2009. Series Name: PCSI Points.
[Announcer] This podcast is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC – safer, healthier people.
[Host] Welcome to this podcast on Program Collaboration and Service Integration or PCSI. We will hear from two leaders in HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention about the difference that PCSI makes.
Ann Robbins, Manager of the HIV STD Prevention and Care Program at the State of Texas Health Department.
[Ann Robbins] It allows for a richer understanding of what's really happening in these co-occurring epidemics that'll allow us to provide technical assistance and move our resources out in a more equitable way, with equitable being -- going where it needs to go to meet the disease challenge.
[Host] Dr. Kevin Fenton, Director of CDC's National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.
[Dr. Kevin Fenton] And it really speaks to ways in which we collaborate across infectious-disease portfolios and the ways in which we ensure that at the client level that people who are trying to access services for any of our infectious diseases can obtain much more holistic and integrated and high-quality and evidence-based prevention interventions. So, really, we're looking at moving away from individual and siloed approaches to much more holistic approaches for health.
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