Multi-level rural community engagement in health

Kilpatrick, Sue 2009, Multi-level rural community engagement in health, Australian journal of rural health, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 39-44, doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2008.01035.x.

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Title Multi-level rural community engagement in health
Author(s) Kilpatrick, Sue
Journal name Australian journal of rural health
Volume number 17
Issue number 1
Start page 39
End page 44
Publisher Association for Australian Rural Nurses
Place of publication Armidale, N.S.W.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1038-5282
Keyword(s) community engagement
community health development
community participation
Summary Community participation in health is consistent with notions of democracy. A systems perspective of engagement 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 in incorporating 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
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2008.01035.x
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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