This article examines the efforts on the part of a city health department, in partnership with a broad-based coalition of community-based, government, and social service agencies, to plan and implement, using principles of empowerment and community participation, a federally funded infant mortality reduction program.
It examines the social and institutional dynamics of sharing power in an environment highly charged politically.
Infant mortality in Boston is much more than a public health problem.
It is the focal point of complex racial, political, and institutional factors.
This case study illustrates how empowerment moves from rhetoric to reality and the challenge to both traditional public health practice and traditional community mobilization.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Participation, Communauté, Mortalité, Nourrisson, Maryland, Promotion santé, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Sanitary program, Participation, Community, Mortality, Infant, Maryland, Health promotion, Human, United States, North America, America
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