Empowering communities : action research through healthy cities.
The Healthy Cities process uses action research to empower communities to take action for health.
Five concepts that link community empowerment and action research are : focus on community, citizen participation, information and problem solving, sharing of power, and quality of life.
Two city examples from Healthy Cities Indiana, a pilot program of CITYNET Healthy Cities, provide illustrations of these concepts.
The dynamics of community participation in action research and the successes and barriers to community participation are presented.
Outcomes that empowered the community are suggested : the extent to which Healthy City projects are initiated, their progress monitored, continued action in health supported, resources obtained, and policies promoted that contribute equity in health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education sanitaire, Motivation, Participation, Collectivité, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Motivation, Participation, Collectivity, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0607770
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 09/06/1995.