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Working in disadvantaged communities: What additional competencies do we need?

29 Apr 2009
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Residents of socioeconomically disadvantaged locations are more likely to have poor health than residents of socioeconomically advantaged locations and this has been comprehensively mapped in Australian cities.

These inequalities present a challenge for the public health workers based in or responsible for improving the health of people living in disadvantaged localities. The purpose of this study was to develop a generic workforce needs assessment tool and to use it to identify the competencies needed by the public health workforce to work effectively in disadvantaged communities.

Authors: Elizabeth Harris, Mark F Harris, Lynne Madden, Marilyn Wise, Peter Sainsbury, John MacDonald and Betty Gill.

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2009
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