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Hospital trustees play an important role in community health. The Affordable Care Act, accountable care organizations, global and value-based payment structures, and an increasing focus on population health are all driving change in how health care leaders and governing boards manage their organizations. Health care organizations need to move beyond the view that they are the only solution to a community’s health problems and instead see themselves as part of a larger health care continuum — and a key asset within their communities to promote and ensure health.