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Building on Local Strengths: Launceston's Northern Suburbs. Anticipatory Care Action Learning Project Final Site Report


Banks, S and Krabbe, R and Vandenberg, M and Murray, T, Building on Local Strengths: Launceston's Northern Suburbs. Anticipatory Care Action Learning Project Final Site Report, Anticipatory Care Project, Northern Suburbs Community Centre and Starting Point Neighbourhood House, and the Tasmanian Government Department of Health, Tasmania (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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Anticipatory care (AC) is a systematic approach designed to support people’s current and future health needs. An effective anticipatory care system relies on a combination of accessible, locally-appropriate services and facilities, and collaborative, trusting relationships between services and between services and citizens. The system is shaped by policy at all levels of government and within organisations but must reflect local ways of working and resources.

The neighbourhood house model used by the Our Community Our Care team, built on a strengths-based community development approach, is an ideal place from which to work to enhance anticipatory care. The OCOC team is trusted, nimble and flexible, characteristics that are a good fit for this action learning project. The team is supported by its established role in relationship building across sectors, ‘get in and do it attitude’, and ability to hear from the community, to advocate, and to rapidly see the impacts of what they do and adjust accordingly.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:participatory action research, systems thinking, chronic illness prevention, chronic illness management, social determinants of health
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociological methodology and research methods
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Prevention of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Banks, S (Dr Susan Banks)
UTAS Author:Krabbe, R (Mrs Robin Krabbe)
UTAS Author:Vandenberg, M (Ms Miriam Vandenberg)
UTAS Author:Murray, T (Ms Therese Murray)
ID Code:148860
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2022-02-16
Last Modified:2022-02-28

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