Community engagement and working with government

Kilpatrick, Sue 2008, Community engagement and working with government, in Inaugural Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, [Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium], [Brisbane, Queensland], pp. 36-41.

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Title Community engagement and working with government
Author(s) Kilpatrick, Sue
Conference name Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium (1st : 2008 : Brisbane, Qld.)
Conference location Brisbane, Qld.
Conference dates 6-8 July 2008
Title of proceedings Inaugural Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2008
Conference series Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium
Start page 36
End page 41
Publisher [Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium]
Place of publication [Brisbane, Queensland]
Summary Community engagement in health care can occur from policy to local community levels. It is consistent with democracy. A systems perspective can see consumers engaged to legitimise government agendas. Often community participation is via consultation instead of partnership or delegation. A community development approach to engagement can empower communities to take responsibility for their own health care. Understanding rural place facilitates alignment between health programs and community, assists incorporate community resources into health care and provides information about health needs. Rural communities, health services and other community organisations need skills in working together to develop effective partnerships that transfer some power from health systems. Rural engagement with national/state agendas is a challenge. Community engagement takes time and resources, but can be expected to lead to better health outcomes for rural residents.
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
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