Chasing the dragon: Developing indicators for the assessment of community participation in health programmes.

@article{Draper2010ChasingTD,
  title={Chasing the dragon: Developing indicators for the assessment of community participation in health programmes.},
  author={Alizon Katharine Draper and Gillian Hewitt and Susan B. Rifkin},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={1102-9}
}
Community participation was identified as one of the key components of Primary Health Care as articulated in the Alma Ata declaration of 1978 and is enjoying a renewal of interest in both low and high income countries. There remains, however, an on-going challenge in how to assess its role in achieving health improvements. This is largely due to the multiplicity of definitions of community participation, which has made it difficult to evaluate its impact on desired programme outcomes, such as… CONTINUE READING

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