Partnership is one of the strategy in health promotion. It is defined as a form of formal collaboration between individuals, organizations or organizations to achieve common goals.
The term partnership also known as mutual cooperation. Where people help each other to ease the burden.
The goals of health promotion is to increase the highest public health status, as an investment for the development of socially and economically productive human resources.
The strategies are advocacy, partnership, social support and community empowerment.
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Principle of Partnership
We can do partnership if there are the same interests, the same goals that can help each other in terms of energy, time and other resources.
There are three principles in partnership, equity, transparency and mutual benefit. Each principle is important for all partners.
This principle demands equality in partners. The relationship is not hierarchical but uses a democratic system.
This means that when establishing a partnership, each is in the same position, there is no domination by fellow members.
2. Transparency in Partnership
Transparency is the key to partnering. Each partner should be open to each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
In a discussion, suggestions or comments must be accompanied by honest reasons, in accordance with facts, not covering up something in order to understand and complement each other.
3. Mutual Benefit
As the main goal of partnering is to ease the burden, it is appropriate for both parties to mutually benefit in achieving goals.
With more partner, it is easier for all to achieve goals, both material and non-material.
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Notes from DeveHealth:
Partnership or cooperation is aimed to achieve common goals. Therefore, each partner has rights and obligations in accordance with the mutual agreement.