Building on Our Strengths: The Idaho Rural Community Health Assets Study
Background Here in Idaho, we have many strengths; particularly in our rural and frontier communities. In relation to health and health care, however, too often rural/frontier communities are viewed only from a deficit perspective (Wakeman, 2008). Nurses can help shift that view, consistent with our health promotive philosophy, to focus on the health-related strengths in communities. Then, in collaboration with our communities, we can build on these strengths to help make rural communities even healthier.
Bigbee, Jeri L.. (2011). "Building on Our Strengths: The Idaho Rural Community Health Assets Study". RN Idaho, 34(1), 14.