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Myths that Fuel Resistance to Public Health and Hospital Collaboration


‚ÄčAssumptions and mistrust can prevent hospitals and health departments from boldly and effectively collaborating to address community health problems. This article, written by Public Health Foundation (PHF) team members Margie Beaudry and Jack Moran, and hospital community benefit practitioners Jayne Harper and Elizabeth Kalicak, sheds light on the myths that can stall progress, and challenges that healthcare and public health organizations have to moving bravely forward.


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PHF offers many services to support population health activities. For more information about how your organization and community can take advantage of these services, please contact Margie Beaudry at or (202)218-4415. You can also submit your information online.


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