Community Health Worker Initiative of Sonoma County

Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry(AP) Resources

Appreciative Inquiry Commons  http://appreciativeinquiry.case.edu/

Appreciative Inquiry overview http://www.thinkunlimited.ca/business/appreciative.html

Think Unlimited AP resources http://www.thinkunlimited.ca/resources/index.html

Appreciative Inquiry in Community Building http://www.iisd.org/ai/

"Appreciative inquiry is a strategy for purposeful change that identifies the best of "what is" to pursue dreams and possibilities of "what could be." It is a co-operative search for the strengths, passions and life-giving forces that are found within every system—those factors that hold the potential for inspired, positive change."


The Appreciative Cycle

http://www.iisd.org/ai/

"Appreciative inquiry: A constructive approach to organization development and social change", Taos, New Mexico: Corporation for Positive Change, n.d. An Appreciative Inquiry Workbook by David Cooperrider and Diana Whitney


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Community Health Workers Initiative of Sonoma County
California 

"A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member of and/or has an unusually close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables the CHW to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. A CHW also builds individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy." 

Advocating for a Culturally Diverse CHW Association in California 
See CACHW http://cachw.org/
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