These editorial comments attempt to provide some contextual background to the primary focus of the study by Carlton and Erwin in the March 2015 issue of Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research, integration of health care and public health (executives). The purpose is also to provide a critical assessment of the value of evidence about strategies for integration, identified by the stakeholders in these two industries. Findings from the Carlton and Edwin study have provided important clues and have stirred the pot enough to start a much-needed dialogue. The research has provided some questions as well as answers, paving a path for future research questions and the study of those questions.
Shah G. Answering the call to integrate: an editorial. Front Public Health Serv Sys Res 2015; 4(1):29-32. DOI: 10.13023/FPHSSR.0401.05