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The Challenges of Governing Public-Private Community Health Partnerships

Weiner, Bryan J.; Alexander, Jeffrey A.

Health Care Management Review: April 1998 - Volume 23 - Issue 2 - p 39-55

This article identifies key challenges that arise in governing public-private partnerships designed to improve community health status. Using telephone interview and focus group data, we describe how the 25 public-private community health partnerships participating in the Community Care NetworkSM (CCN) Demonstration Program grapple with three interrelated clusters of governance issues: turf, community accountability, and growth and development.

Bryan J. Weiner, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor, Health Systems Management, Tulane University Medical Center, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Jeffrey A. Alexander, Ph.D., is Richard Carl Jelinek Professor of Health Management and Policy, Health Services Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Copyright © 1998 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.