AHPA encourages and facilitates community oriented health
services planning. This necessarily entails supporting a wide range of planning
activities in many venues and settings. The key AHPA concern is that planning
of all varieties, and in all venues and settings, incorporate and reflect a
discernible community perspective.
Much productive health services planning necessarily takes
place in private organizations and settings. Consequently, AHPA endorses and
supports collaborative planning efforts between and among public and private
and public entities. Publicly supported planning endeavors often can provide
valuable assistance to voluntary private health service planning efforts,
particularly in ensuring that they consider, and where possible take into
account, community concerns, interests and perspectives that may not be
identified if by a more scan or assessment of the institutional or
Data, information, and analysis presented here is intended
to reflect and amplify this view. We
encourage your comments and contributions.