This cooperative alliance between a university and a nonprofit, private organization was initiated with the goal of developing capacity building measures for improving medical health and welfare in the rural village of Ocoroni in Northern Sinaloa, Mexico. Drawing from the literature on organization development and action research, it provides a detailed overview of the design and implementation of the work which was involved in this collaborative partnership. The outcomes are presented and with accomplishments noted, indicating that the initiative had a positive impact for the local community in Ocoroni, while simultaneously providing research opportunities and cross-cultural learning for faculty, graduate students, healthcare practitioners, volunteers, residents from the village and others who were involved the project.
Knott, T. (2016), "Reaching across Borders: A University-Private Sector Partnership in Building Capacity for Health Services in Rural Mexico", University Partnerships for International Development (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 141-156. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120160000008014Download as .RIS
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