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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Building Health Promotion Capacity

Action for Learning, Learning from Action

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Building Health Promotion Capacity

Action for Learning, Learning from Action

Building Health Promotion Capacity explores the professional practice of health promotion and, in particular, how individuals and organizations can become more effective in undertaking and supporting such practice.

The book is based on the experiences of the Building Health Promotion Capacity Project (1998-2003), a continuing education and applied research venture affiliated with the Saskatchewan Heart Health Program.

The project studied the process of capacity development in relation to practitioners and regional health districts in Saskatchewan. For health promotion practitioners across Canada and beyond, this book provides a coherent framework for effective professional practice. Leaders in health sector organizations will develop a firmer grasp of how to support health promotion practice and how to recruit and retain individual practitioners with a high level of capacity. Policy makers will improve their knowledge of environments that support the health promotion capacity of individuals and organizations. Scholars will learn about the nature of health promotion capacity and about a methodology for its study.


152 pages


Table of Contents

Tables and Figures

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Part 1: Setting the Stage

1 Introduction: Action, Learning, and Capacity Building

2 Making the Building Health Promotion Capacity Project Happen

Part 2: Action for Learning

3 Understanding Health Promotion Capacity

4 Building Health Promotion Capacity

Part 3: Learning from Action

5 Building Health Promotion Capacity among Practitioners

6 Building Health Promotion Capacity in Organizations

7 The Environment and Health Promotion Capacity

Part 4: Conclusions

8 Reflections on Building Health Promotion Capacity

References

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