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Quebec Health and Social Services Centres and the extension of the WHO concept of health promoting hospital

Nicole Dedobbeleer, ScD1, André-Pierre Contandriopoulos, PhD1, Hung Nguyen, MSc2, Louise Rousseau, PhD3, Lise Lamothe, PhD1, Robert Bilterys, MSc4, and Zahra Elmmala, MSc4. (1) Health Administration, Université de Montréal, Pavillon Mont-Royal, 1420 Boul du Mont-Royal, Montreal, QC H2V 4P3, Canada, (2) Montérégie Health and Social Services Network Development Agency, 1255 rue Beauregard, Longueuil, QC J4K 2M3, Canada, (3) Laval Health and Social Services Network Development Agency, 800 Boul. Chomedey Tour A, Laval, QC H7V 3Y4, Canada, (4) GRIS, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128 succursale Centre-ville, Montreal, QC H3C 3J7, Canada, (514) 739-1945, robert.bilterys@umontreal.ca

Fifteen Local Health and Social Services Network Development Agencies have the goal to develop local health and social services networks in Quebec (Canada). Each of these is related to a local authority, a Health and Social Services Centre (CSSS), merging in most cases local hospitals, local community health centers, residential and long-term care centres. Special agreements must be made in some cases to have access to general and specialised hospitals. Each network is also expected to include through special agreements the activities and services of physicians, pharmacists, community organisations, social economy enterprises and private resources. The success of this structural reorganization may be related to the policy understanding or meaning given to this radical restructuring and to the vision proposed (i.e. a collective responsibility for the health and well being of the population). This latest system reorganisation provides an opportunity to correct the missing link in health improvement: public health and health promotion in hospitals. It seems pertinent to examine the critical role that the health promoting hospital concept can and could play in the process of the Quebec health services re-organisation. The objective of this presentation will thus be to present preliminary results of a pilot study conducted among different key actors (i.e. decision makers, professionals) of three CSSS in Montérégie. The study examined the level of understanding of the health promoting hospital concept, and perceptions of the acceptability, utility, feasibility of the implementation and support for the extension of this concept to health promoting networks.

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Keywords: Community-Based Partnership, Health Care Reform

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

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