Organizational Aspects of a Public Health Initiative: Inter-Organizational Interactions in the Healthy Ontario Initiative

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Borruso, Laura
Public Health; Health Initiatives; Organizational Studies; Community Health and Preventive Medicine
thesis / dissertation description
This qualitative study focuses on the intersection of Organizational Studies and Public Health. Through the use of cross-sector work, the Public Health field coordinates work across multiple organizations to diagnose and prevent health issues. Interviewing several administrators from organizations who partake in the Healthy Ontario Initiative allowed me to examine how organizations of different types and sectors interact and connect around this project. This study will predominantly focus on the challenges they face, how they overcome them, and how they are evaluated. Highlighting the intersection of Public Health and Organizational Studies and the way a current Public Health initiative organizes and delivers services may impact the way in which the field evolves in the future.