Community involvement in health (CIH), a central concept in health development, is a participatory approach to health care that is organized from the perspective of the recipient.
Putting CIH into practice represents a learning experience for the community, the health professionals involved and those responsible for the national climate in which this change takes place.
The CIH process was operationalized over a two-year period in a black township in South Africa.
A community survey identified the health needs and capacities related to the elderly, their families and their support system.
Community groups and individuals, in partnership with the researcher, prioritized the needs that had been identified and then implemented four programs related to those needs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Vieillard, Participation, Communauté, Modèle, République Sud Africaine, Négroïde, Soin autogéré, Promotion santé, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Sanitary program, Elderly, Participation, Community, Models, South Africa, Negroid, Health promotion, Human, Africa
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