Taking control of health: Gurriny's story of organisational change

McCalman, Janya, Tsey, Komla, Reilly, Lyndon, Connolly, Brian, Fagan, Ruth, Earles, Wendy, and Andrews, Ross (2010) Taking control of health: Gurriny's story of organisational change. Third Sector Review, 16 (1). pp. 29-47.

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This case study provides a detailed analysis of one change process within an Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation. It was based on a process of reflective action research to inform ongoing service-development and quality-improvement through an established working partnership with university researchers. The focus was strengthening the original social and emotional well-being services and striking a balance between biomedical dominance versus the promotion of social and emotional well-being. The result was a model of empowerment processes and outcomes to guide organisational change and a range of benefits for the organisation. The study provides an example for others interested in similar processes and identifies some of the key success factors for community control.

Item ID: 10838
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1323-9163
Keywords: Aboriginal community control; organisational change; empowerment; social and emotional well-being; knowledge transfer; health
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2010 04:04
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 80%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) @ 20%
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