Thesis / Dissertation

Models of Indigenous community-controlled health care in Chile

Angeline Samantha Ferdinand, Margaret Kelaher (ed.)

Published : 2019


For Indigenous peoples, community-controlled health services are a key means by which communities exert control in the planning, development and delivery of primary health care services and represent an avenue to ensure that health policy and services reflect Indigenous values and an understanding of their health needs. Sustainable implementation of community-controlled health services is strongly dependent on the existence of supportive policy, as well as a health system that is open, flexible and able to respond to external input. However, assessments of participatory health initiatives frequently examine the features of the initiative or program with minimal consideration of how the wider..

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