Community Health Care

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"Community care is delivered in private homes, retirement communities, residential or long-term care homes and community clinics.

Community care programs are designed to

  • Help people maintain optimal health and function
  • Prevent or delay admissions to hospitals
  • Support hospital discharge and follow-up"

(Canadian Institute for Health Information

Problems and Purpose


Participant Selection

Deliberation, Decisions, and Public Interaction

"Home care
Home care programs provide assessment, case management, health and personal support services to people with diverse care needs.

Community mental health
Community mental health services provide care to people with mental illnesses where they live and work.

Residential care
Residential care provides living options in community-based facilities for those who need different levels of support to optimize independence."

(Canadian Institute for Health Information

For a case study on the use of community health care in Pakistan, see

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

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