S.T.A.R.T. Health Services: An Overview

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S.TA.R.T. stands for Strategic Training And Resource Targeting- a self-help approach to local planning. Today's rapidly changing health care climate requires new strategies and processes for managing local health services delivery systems. In fact, the successful communities of the future will be those that are able to rely on local initiative and resources to tailor their own health care delivery strategies. S.TA.R.T. Health Services provides you with the necessary tools to determine your community's strengths and weaknesses, and helps you develop an action plan to improve your local health care delivery system.

To be most effective, planning should address all aspects of health care including hospital, medical, dental, emergency, preventive, rehabilitative, mental and geriatric. Other related issues include transportation and human services.

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