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The introduction of managed care and capitation has increased government focus on cost savings, efficiency of service delivery, equity in service provision, enhanced citizen participation, and increased accountability of decision makers. Numerous commissions and task forces have recommended regionalizing public health to address these concerns.
At the core of the reforms is the proposal for regionalized health systems that will be responsible for functions previously assigned to local health departments. This assignment gives you the opportunity to explore the regionalizing of healthcare delivery.
Use the readings for the module, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet to research the concept of regionalizing public health. Respond to the following:
What are the issues involved in regionalizing public health?
What are the potential benefits?
What are the potential risks?
Why would regionalization be good, or bad, for your town?
Write your initial response in 3 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.