A Tool for Reconceiving Health Care’s Relationship with Communities

March 2018

An application tool designed to help the health sector examine how it is engaging with communities, and how it might need to change

Through my writing and research, I have explored what it takes for the health sector in high-income countries to better understand low-income communities. I have discerned 12 practice-based principles for how to build a bridge between them. From the health sector’s perspective, the principles offer a framework for authentic community engagement. This tool guides leaders in health care through a step-by-step process of taking stock of their current work, exploring possible changes and planning the steps needed to bring about change.

The Tool

The Tool

A Tool for Reconceiving Health Care’s Relationship with Communities

Margaret Hawthorne, Bridget B Kelly, Pritpal S Tamber & Richard De Angelis

December 2018

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