Evaluating partnerships for community health improvement: tracking the footprints.

  title={Evaluating partnerships for community health improvement: tracking the footprints.},
  author={Stephen M. Shortell and Ann P Zukoski and Jeffrey A. Alexander and Gloria J Bazzoli and Douglas A. Conrad and Romana Hasnain-Wynia and Shoshanna Sofaer and Benjamin Y. M. Chan and Elizabeth C Casey and Frances S. Margolin},
  journal={Journal of health politics, policy and law},
  volume={27 1},
Private-public partnerships are increasingly seen as an important mechanism for improving community health. Despite their popularity, traditional evaluations of these efforts have produced negative or mixed results. This is often attributed to weak interventions or an insufficient period of time to observe an impact. This study examines two additional possibilities--the need for a well-articulated shared vision and the governance and management capabilities of the partnership itself. We… CONTINUE READING
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