Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 4(3) March 2001 : 52-60.doi:10.12927/hcq.2001.16785
Ideas at Work

We're Hired by the Hospital, but We Work for the Community: Examining Hospital Involvement in Community Action

Blake Poland with members of the HICA Investigator Team and Stasey Tobin


It is no secret that healthcare is under considerable pressure to reform its scope, mandate and how it does business, although critics and reformers sometimes differ sharply on both the diagnosis and proposed remedies for what ails the system. In this article, we examine the nature of long-standing calls for healthcare providers and institutions to work more closely with other sectors and players to address disease prevention and health promotion in the community, and specifically the implications for hospitals in Ontario and in Canada.



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