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Peter O'Meara

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Grassroots Community Engagement: The Key to Success in a Community Building Program

Governments in Australia are allocating resources to rural communities to increase their sustainable social, economic and environmental development. One of the projects funded for this purpose was 'The Gippsland Community Building Program', undertaken in three rural communities in Victoria in two stages from 2001-2004. A...
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Outside - looking in: evaluating a community capacity building project

The Alberton Project was a three-year community capacity building project that ran from 1999 until 2002. It aimed to revitalise the local community surrounding the small Victorian town of Yarram. Evaluation of the project involved participant observation, monitoring of media reports, surveys and interviews. Outcomes...
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Medical students' and GP registrars' accommodation needs in the rural community: insight from a Victorian study

Medical education in Australia is currently entering a new era, including support for the significant extension of medical students and general practitioner (GP) registrars' training programs in rural communities. This commitment to rural medical student and general practitioner recruitment and retention has made the provision...
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Consumer perspectives of a community paramedicine program in rural Ontario

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a community paramedicine program in rural Ontario, Canada, through the perceptions and experiences of consumers. DESIGN: An observational ethnographic approach was used to acquire qualitative data through informal discussions, semi-structured interviews and direct observation of interactions between consumers and community paramedics...