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Our health in our hands: Building effective community partnerships for rural health service provision
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 21:00 authored by Johns, SM, Susan KilpatrickSusan Kilpatrick, Jessica WoodroffeJessica Woodroffe
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. Â© 2007 eContent Management Pty Ltd.
Publication titleRural Society
Department/SchoolSchool of Health Sciences
PublisherCharles Sturt University, Centre for Rural Social Research
Place of publicationAustralia