health systems agency

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health systems agency (HSA)

a body established under the terms of the U.S. National Health Planning and Resources Development Act of 1974. Health planning agencies are intended to provide networks of health planning and resource development services in each of several health service areas established by the Act. Health systems agencies are nonprofit. They may include private organizations, public regional planning bodies, local government agencies, and consumers. See also health systems plan.
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Based in Seattle and sponsored by the Puget Sound Health Systems Agency, this project, which officially concluded operations in 1987, focused on allocation, access, and individual rights and responsibilities in making health care decisions.
Blake served as an Arizona state committeeman in 2009 and 2010 and previously served as an elected board member of the Health Systems Agency of Health and Human Services.
He also worked for Intermountain Health Care and Utah Health Systems Agency developing and directing rural medical clinics in underserved areas of Utah.

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