Coping with Structural Change: How a Regional Health Authority Is Helping Local Public Health Managers Take on New Responsibilities

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

The Montérégie Health and Social Services Agency in Quebec takes a population-centred approach to service delivery. For the newly appointed public health managers in particular, the new structure has meant gaining competencies in new areas, from socio-demographic analysis to partnership development. This innovative initiative was recently featured in Promising Practices in Research Use, a series produced by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation highlighting organizations that have invested their time, energy and resources to improve their ability to use research in the delivery of health services. Tell the Foundation your own stories and visit the Promising Practices inventory at

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