HADM 315
Health and Community Development (OCW_Rev. C4)


HADM 315
Health and Community Development (OCW_Rev. C4)

Health Administration 315

Unit 6: Doing Things Right—More Best Practices and Principles to Guide Development Action (Part II, Principles 9–17)

Communication is both the glue and the oil that allow community engagement processes to hold together and to minimize friction. Bad communication hides things and breeds division. Good communication enlightens and builds trust—and both light and trust are essential to any community engagement process.

Butler et al., 2006, p. 41


In Unit 5, we covered eight principles that explore the nature and power of development to guide effective practice. In Unit 6, we continue the task of examining the principles that can serve as the hallmarks of effective development practice. In addition to the eight principles described in the textbook, we included an additional principle related to power.

  1. Unity
  2. Participation
  3. Spirit
  4. Morals and ethics
  5. Learning
  6. Sustainability
  7. Move to the positive
  8. Be the change you want to see
  9. Power and power dynamics in the community must be acknowledged and analysed