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A retrospective analysis of a community-based health program in Papua New Guinea

Ashwell, Helen Elizabeth Scott and Barclay, Lesley (2009). A retrospective analysis of a community-based health program in Papua New Guinea. Health Promotion International,24(2):140-148.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 83393865xPUB14
Title A retrospective analysis of a community-based health program in Papua New Guinea
Author Ashwell, Helen Elizabeth Scott
Barclay, Lesley
Journal Name Health Promotion International
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 24
Issue Number 2
ISSN 1460-2245   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-67549091427
Start Page 140
End Page 148
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication United Kingdom, France
Publisher Oxford University Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract The Women and Children's Health Project was a large Australian funded aid Project that sought to improve the health of women and children in Papua New Guinea between 1998 and 2004. Community development and health promotion interventions aimed to increase community support for attended birth and children's health. Green and Kreuter's [Green, L. W. and Kreuter, M. W. (2005) Health Program Planning: An Educational and Ecological Approach, 4th edition. McGraw-Hill, New York] precedeproceed model of health program planning was applied retrospectively to critique the design, implementation and evaluation of the Project. An outcome evaluation (2006) provided data for this analysis and investigated long-term impact using a multi-methods approach. Application of the precedeproceed model was useful, but the model fails to sufficiently well identify inhibiting factors as part of the educational and ecological assessment during the planning phase. Pre-defined objectives and contractually obligated outputs in a donor funded business model negatively influenced Project activity and outcomes. Despite this and the challenging context for implementation, Project interventions improved interaction between the community and health systems, and improved use of maternal child health services.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dap009   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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