The APEC Digital Hub-WONCA Collaborative Framework on Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care in the Asia Pacific outlines a framework and next steps to improve the mental health of communities in APEC economies. The framework notes gaps related to integration of mental health into primary care across the region and identifies enablers and current best practices from several APEC economies.
The framework also considers the potential of digital technology to benefit the mental health care of the populations in the APEC region, including delivery of training programs for healthcare staff and access to resources for patients, and proposes next steps to promote enhanced integration into primary care and improve mental health care throughout the APEC region.
Access the framework paper published in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare.
Dr. Chee Ng, University of Melbourne, Australia