CSSS Territories: A Framework for Actions to Improve Population Health – Canada – February 2010

Posted on March 9, 2010. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

CSSS Territories: A Framework for Actions to Improve Population Health – Canada – February 2010
Infoletter: the evolution of health-system management and evaluation practices – v.7 no. 1 February 2010

“Since 2004, Quebec’s Centres de santé et de services sociaux (CSSSs) [health and social services centres] have officially been responsible for protecting and improving the health and well-being of the population in their territory. This responsibility entails unique management and governance challenges that arise, in particular, out of the requirement that organizations operate and resources be deployed as part of territory-based networks. In the context of health-care system governance, this concept of territory also provides an opportunity to rethink actions targeted at improving population health. Indeed, when methods to enhance population health are implemented, the importance of both local-level actions and territorial organization increase.

In this context, what is the innovative potential of the concept of territory in health care? What changes are sparked, or should be introduced,  in governance and management practices to benefit from the decision to territorialize actions? This issue of Infolettre presents three articles that address these questions.”

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