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Regulatory, Policy & Mandates Quiz

Respond to the following quiz.

Canada’s Standards for Public Health Services were prepared in response to a growing demand for excellence in Canadian health services, system-wide changes in structures for health care delivery, and the increasing need for public accountability

We used the Public Health Agency of Canada definition of collaboration, a recognized relationship among different sectors or groups, which is formed to take action on an issue in a way that is more effective or sustainable than might be achieved by the public health sector acting alone. (p. 9 – Final report)

As per the Public Health Agency of Canada core competency document, partnerships were defined as collaboration between individuals, groups, organizations, governments or sectors for the purpose of joint action to achieve a common goal. The concept of partnership implies that there is an informal understanding or a more formal agreement (possibly legally binding) among the parties regarding roles and responsibilities, as well as the nature of the goal and how it will be pursued.  (p. 12 – final report)

Public health systems
Public health systems are commonly defined as “all public, private, and voluntary entities that contribute to the delivery of essential public health services within a jurisdiction.” This concept ensures that all entities’ contributions to the health and well-being of the community or state are recognized in assessing the provision of public health services.

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