There is a developing consensus among health educators and other public health specialists that successful programs-especially among low-income people-emerge from empowered communities that participate proactively in all phases of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Yet, there is no consensus on the definition of empowerment or on the guidelines that successful community empowerment initiatives have followed.
The author surveys 17 community empowerment initiatives based in neighborhoods representing the diversity of low-income communities - both rural and urban - throughout the country.
The objective of the paper is to explore the ways different initiatives have defined and operationalized their commitment to community empowerment and to examine the implications of these data for health educators.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Education sanitaire, Pauvreté, Homme, Participation, Communauté, Modèle, Promotion santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Health education, Poverty, Human, Participation, Community, Models, Health promotion
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0337888
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.