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The benefits of community participation in rural health service development: Where is the evidence?

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posted on 05.02.2020, 00:00 by Robyn PrestonRobyn Preston, H Waugh, J Taylor, S Larkins
The term ‘community participation’ is commonly understood as the collective involvement of local people in assessing their needs and organising strategies to meet those needs. The importance of community participation in rural health service development is uncontested. The rural health policy framework Healthy Horizons Outlook includes the principle, ‘participation by individuals, communities and special groups in determining their health priorities should be pursued as a basis for successful programs and services to maintain and improve their health’. The document also states that ‘social capability and the physical capacity to plan and implement local programs are required for communities to improve and maintain their health’

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Other

History

Editor

Gregory G

Parent Title

10th National Rural Health Conference Proceedings

Start Page

1

End Page

20

Number of Pages

20

Start Date

17/05/2009

Finish Date

20/05/2009

ISSN

1445-3363

ISBN-13

9781921219153

Location

Cairns, Qld., Australia

Publisher

National Rural Health Alliance

Place of Publication

Canberra, ACT.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

James Cook University; Spencer Gulf Rural Health School UniSA/University of Adelaide;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

10th National Rural Health Conference

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