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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 648769, 10 pages
Translating Community Connectedness to Practice: A Qualitative Study of Midlevel Health Workers in Rural Guatemala
Umeå International School of Public Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Received 22 August 2012; Accepted 5 September 2012
Academic Editors: C. Huston, B. Mandleco, B. Roberts, and T. T. Wan
Copyright © 2012 Alison Hernández et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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