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Community Engagement

Success stories in Indigenous health : a showcase of successful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health projects

  • Year: 2007
  • Editors: Fitzpatrick, Sally
  • Publisher: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation.
  • Published Location: Rozelle, NSW
  • ISBN: 9780975600320
  • Country: Australia

This publication is produced to highlight the success stories in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health which demonstrate that change for the better is possible; it highlights the value of Indigenous community control of health services and related programs; it contains the voices of Indigenous Australians telling their exper ....

Successful information and communication technology implementation strategies for rural communities: An investigation of tech-based economic development programs

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Sullivan, Donna Annette
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Capella University
  • Published Location: United States -- Minnesota
  • ISBN: 9781109470017
  • Country: United States

Many rural communities across America face several obstacles in the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) initiatives and struggle with the best approaches for leveraging these elements into an economic development strategy. These obstacles include: lack of quality local ICTs infrastructure, funding, inabil ....

Supporting farmer and fisher health and wellbeing in 'difficult times': Communities of place and industry associations

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kilpatrick, Sue; Willis, Karen; Johns, Susan; Peek, Karla
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: 22.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Maleny, Australia
  • ISBN: 10371656
  • Country: Australia

While links between rurality and health are clearly established, there continues to be interest in the resources that can make a difference to rural, often underserved, small communities. This research investigated how collective features of communities of place and industry communities of common purpose, influence farmer and fisher strategies to ....

Supporting wellness in the bush

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Perino, Jennifer
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

In Australia access to health services is influenced by various factors, including geography, availability of expertise, and a range of cultural, social and economic factors. This paper describes the establishment of Bila Muuji, a network of autonomous Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the Bourke-Walgett region tha ....

Sustainable communities: the important role of local government in building social capital

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Butler, Glenys
  • Journal Name: 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia

Local government in Australia ought to be aware of specific community needs and goals, and be willing to initiate and facilitate practices that will encourage cooperation and interaction within communities and between communities, service providers and all levels of government. Social capital theory is discussed as a technique that ....

Sustainable indigenous futures in remote Indigenous areas: Relationships, processes and failed state approaches

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Author Howitt, Richard
  • Journal Name: GeoJournal
  • Journal Number: 77.6
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Wiesbaden, Netherlands
  • ISBN: 03432521
  • Country: Australia

In many Indigenous territories, continuing processes of primitive accumulation driven by governments' claims to resources and territory simultaneously deny Indigenous rights and insist on market forces as the foundation for economic and social futures in Indigenous domains. Drawing on research in North Australia, this paper identifies the erasure ....

Sustainable Resource Communities Policy Social impact assessment in the mining and petroleum industries

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Queensland Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The mining and petroleum industries are a vital part of Queensland’s economy, contributing over $16 billion to Queensland’s Gross State Product and employing over 30,000 people. This economic activity is underpinned by a titling and registration framework, which is administered by the Queensland Government, with over 6,700 tenures issued and ....

The components of resilience—Perceptions of an Australian rural community

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Buikstra E.; Ross, H.; King, C.A.; Baker, P.G.; Hegney, D.; McLachlan, K.; Rogers-Clark C.
  • Journal Name: Journal of Community Psychology
  • Journal Number: Vol.38, No.8
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Resilience, of individuals, is a well-established concept in the psychology/mental health literatures, but has been little explored in relation to communities. Related theory in the community development and social impact assessment literature provides insight into qualities and assets of communities that enable them to develop effectively or to ....

The Conversion of Social Capital into Community Development: an intervention in Australia's outback.

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Onyx J, Leonard R.
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
  • Journal Number: 34.2
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 1468-2427
  • Country: Australia

The research presented in this article employed a deliberate intervention to mobilize social capital and then studied the dynamics of the way in which it influenced community development. Whether or not social capital is able to facilitate development depends on the specific context in which it occurs. Although the general context of this study w ....

The impact of good governance and decentralization reforms on the effectiveness of local authorities: The case of Saudi municipalities

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Almarshad, Sultan O.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Connecticut
  • Published Location: United States -- Connecticut
  • ISBN: 9781124566238
  • Country: Saudi Arabia

Since the early 1990s, Saudi Arabia has placed great emphasis on political and administrative reforms in order to strengthen local authorities and create more opportunities for citizen participation in decision-making. Therefore, it is important to inquire to what extent the intended goals and objectives of these reforms have been achie ....

The importance of rural development in the 21st century: persistence, sustainability, and futures

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Keller, J W
  • Editors: Rogers, M. F. and Coffins, Y. M. J.
  • Journal Name: The future of Australia's country towns
  • Publisher: Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities, La Trobe University
  • Published Location: Bendigo, Vic
  • ISBN: 1864465352
  • Country: Australia, North America, Europe

The author examines the elements essential to the successful rejuvenation and survival of country towns and communities. He refers to the effects of rural development in North America and Europe over recent decades and suggests that in order to successfully maintain and develop rural areas government policy, regional planners and t ....

The Internet and regional Australia: how rural communities can address the impact of the Internet

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Simpson, R; Hunter, A
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642583099
  • Country: Australia

The Internet has been seized on by many as the potential saviour for rural Australia and this study looks at some of the reasons and examples of where this may be becoming a reality. The Internet however also poses a significant threat, further opening communities up to global forces outside their control with potentially damaging ....

The Quiet Revolution in Natural Resource Management Community Engagement

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Inovact Consulting
  • Publisher: Inovact Consulting
  • Country: Australia

The project involved a review of the effectiveness of community skills, knowledge and engagement (CSKE) in natural resource management under the Australian Government's Caring for Our Country program. The program involves significant investments of public funds. Organisations in 56 NRM regions across Australia receive an annual base-level alloca ....

The role of social isolation in frequent and/or avoidable hospitalisation: Rural community-based service providers' perspectives

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Longman, Jo, BSc, MPH, PhD; Passey, Megan, BMed, MPH, MSc; Singer, Judy, DipAppSc, PhD; Morgan, Geoff, BSc, PhD
  • Journal Name: Australian Health Review
  • Journal Number: 37.2
  • Publisher: Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
  • Published Location: Collingwood, Australia
  • ISBN: 01565788
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This paper reports further analysis from a study investigating service providers' perspectives on factors influencing frequent hospital admission in older patients with chronic disease, and explores the perceived role of social isolation. Semi-structured interviews with 15 purposively sampled community-based service providers in rural New South W ....

The RORRT: young people using the Web to promote positive mental health

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Sullivan, C; Morrison, M; Lee, K
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Reach Out! Rural and Regional Tour (RORRT) was launched in April 1999. The project aims to work with communities to promote positive mental health for young people living in rural and regional Australia. This paper discusses the objectives of the tour and includes: evaluation design; sources of data; demographics of participant ....

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