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Thinking Creatively: What FIMR Team Members Need to Know to Foster Community Buy-in

This document adapts concepts that underpin the development of community support for the FIMR methodology and provides insights that will help FIMR team members foster community buy-in.

Thinking Creatively adapts important concepts that underpin the development of community support for the FIMR methodology and provides insights that will help FIMR team members foster community buy-in for taking recommendations to action. First, this document discusses how the ideas from the Assets-Based Community Development (ABCD) initiative can be used to mobilize the resources of the community to support FIMR actions that promote community health and well being. Second, it amends Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to include health care issues and makes plain that basic needs for food, shelter and safety most be met before an individual or a community can focus on other health priorities. For new FIMR teams, having a thorough understanding of both concepts is key to bringing about diverse community buy-in and successful community action. Click here to view PDF.


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