This workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of how public health and health care delivery systems are organized and subsequently impact the disparity in health care access. Many factors influence health and well-being in a community, and many entities and individuals in the community have a role to play in responding to community health needs. Policy discussions about improving the public health care system increasingly recognize the need to strengthen its capacity to deliver public health services and connect them to existing community organizations. This strategy requires the building of collaborations between existing health institutions and community-based organizations.
Ashley Regling, MA