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The conceptual framework presented in the companion article on the importance of institutional milieu in human services organizations raised four central questions. These questions are:

  1. What is to be accomplished, and for whom?
  2. What tactics and strategies will lead to the desired outcomes?
  3. Is there a good fit between the tactics and strategies chosen and the institutional milieu of each potential partner in the integrated vision?
  4. What strategy is needed to bring these two into correspondence?

These questions must be addressed in order to develop an integration strategy that will improve the outcomes and transform the institutional experience of members of a targeted group.