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Then this positive deviance approach was taken for hospital infections, education, or prisons, human relations and many other areas in more than 40 countries. In the United States, in Europe, in Africa, in many Asian countries. And in 2010, Tufts University also produced a field guide to action of positive taking positive deviance approach. And it is saying that this approach is best understood through action and is most effective through practices. And many people are now practicing positive deviance approach. So in summary, positive deviance approach is an asset-based approach. Even vulnerable population can use it and improve their health and well-being. And these are the goals of health promotion. Finally, I’d like to say let’s use both population approach and vulnerable population approach.
We need these two to overcome diversity and inclusiveness challenges. Thank you very much for your kind attention.

Following the success of the positive deviant approach in the Undernutrition Project, it is quickly popularised and adapted to many different fields. This approach is understood through action and most effective through repeated practice. It can be utilized even by vulnerable populations to improve health and wellbeing.

By the end of this activity, you should have some understanding of the difference between population approaches and vulnerable population approaches. We also explored the deficit and asset model, with more emphasis on the latter. It is crucial that you see these methods as tools and not the whole toolbox. Each problem calls for a different scenario. Using a combination of these approaches is critical in overcoming diversity and inclusiveness challenges.

Identify an HP effort and access the combination of approaches utilized. Are there specific stakeholders neglected? What are the assets utilized? Is there a weakness that can be supplemented by an approach mentioned in this activity? Feel free to challenge yourself with other questions.

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