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Community Engagement Guidelines

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Washington State Department of Health


Community engagement is a fundamental practice of public health. This Community Engagement Guide outlines an approach that may be taken by health and hospital service providers, social service organisations, residential aged care facilities and other human service organisations to support effective community engagement that contributes to social equity and justice, and improved program performance in meeting the needs of rural and remote people.

Why is this useful for rural and remote people to read?

This Guide may be helpful for rural and remote people when engaging with local rural health services to encourage them to adopt best practices to improve the effectiveness and outcomes of community engagement. Sometimes it is more helpful when problems arise in the local health system to go along with a model or a solution as a positive approach to achieving progress.



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