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A community-based participatory approach to planning child and youth health services in north west British Columbia : finding common ground Lindstrom, Ronald Raymond


A growing recognition of the need for participatory health services research requires multiple stakeholder collaboration between researchers, clinical service providers, managerial and policy decision-makers, and the public. Recent Canadian provincial and federal reports support the need for participatory inquiry, yet little is being done in practice. This thesis explores a community-based participatory research process for planning child and youth health services and proposes methods to close the gap between research and practice. The study took place in the North West Health Service Delivery Area of British Columbia. This large geographic region represents over one-quarter of the provincial land mass, yet is home to

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