Health care organizations play an important role in population health. Given the current directions in health service delivery, which of the following is the most appropriate role for a health care organization to play? a) developing secondary prevention clinics in collaboration with community agencies and disease-related organizations b) developing primary prevention programs for the community in conjunction with community agencies c) facilitating the community development approach to managing the determinants of health for specific high risk populations in the community

The answer is b. The organization is well positioned to provide primary prevention programs in partnership with other agencies. Many now have community development departments, health promotion staff, etc., that extends their role beyond “secondary prevention” clinics

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