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Optimizing community and stakeholder engagement in a merger of community health centres.

Authors
  • Cohen, Andrea
  • Fairclough, Lee
  • Jass, Janak
Type
Published Article
Journal
Healthcare management forum / Canadian College of Health Service Executives = Forum gestion des soins de santé / Collège canadien des directeurs de services de santé
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
24
Issue
4
Pages
192–195
Identifiers
PMID: 22256516
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Community Health Centres (CHCs) are grounded in a model of care that includes engagement with the community and have a history of working with communities to respond to emerging needs. Although most CHCs consider themselves to be integrated, mergers in this sector are uncommon. In Ontario, the first voluntary merger of CHCs showed the importance of community engagement to realize the intended benefits of the integration and to effectively manage change.

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