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Healthy Valleys : reversing decline in eight rural communities

Coburn, Annette and Wallace, David (2007) Healthy Valleys : reversing decline in eight rural communities. [Report]

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Abstract

Healthy Valleys is a community focused health improvement initiative and our operating principles are our strength – we adopt a community development approach, we are flexible, responsive to communities, effective and innovative. Healthy Valleys adds value when delivering services because we are effective at engaging with disadvantaged communities. Indeed Healthy Valleys engages local people and delivers services in local places, all of which contribute to making a positive difference.