This paper gives an account of a part of a wider research carried out on 12 italian Regions by title Experimental project of monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of knowledge on governance and national plans, regional and area plans within the policies of inclusion. In particular, it analizes the dimension of professional integration, both at the regulatory and daily practice levels. It clearly appears the shared conviction at the various levels for the need to operate in a way that is ever more oriented to integration, in so far as it represents a strategic means of welfare construction for citizens. In addition, in some regions testimonies of positive integration have been collected, especially in the field of non-self-sufficiency. Naturally, there are many difficulties that often make integration a practice entrusted to the goodwill of the health care professionals, rather than a process fully integrated in a system of policies and services.
Keywords: Health and social care integration, professional integration, personalization, dimensionality, normative dimension, phenomenal dimension, research.