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Our health in our hands : building effective community partnerships for rural health service provision

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posted on 2007-08-01, 00:00 authored by S Johns, Sue Kilpatrick, J Whelan
This paper reports findings from a study in two small Tasmanian rural communities that examined the process of developing and sustaining partnerships between health services and their communities. It identifies a generic framework for partnership development that appears to be common to partnerships, regardless of their purpose or of partners involved. The framework comprises ten predictors or indicators of effectiveness, and a sequential nine-stage partnership development process. Integral to the framework are social capital, and the leadership practices of health service and community leaders. The influence of context on the partnership development process is also examined, with reference to historical precedent, age or maturity of the partnership, and community readiness.

History

Journal

Rural society

Volume

17

Issue

1

Pagination

50 - 65

Publisher

Centre for Rural Social Research, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University

Location

Wagga Wagga, N.S.W.

ISSN

1037-1656

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2007, eContent Management

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