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Planning in Health Promotion Work : An Empowerment Model - Roar Amdam

Planning in Health Promotion Work

An Empowerment Model

Hardcover Published: 28th September 2010
ISBN: 9780415583671
Number Of Pages: 126

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Community development, planning and partnerships have become important terms in health promotion but, up until now, debate around these concepts have been discussed more in planning science than in public health literature. Roar Amdam draws on theories and new empirical evidence from local, regional and international planning and public health in order to develop a new model for health promotion: empowerment planning.

Much health promotion planning has focused on top-down approaches, and while efforts to be participative are made, it is often without having a clear understanding of how community empowerment can be accommodated within health promotion programs. Amdam's innovative concept combines top-down and bottom-up approaches to enable people to take more responsibility for their own health and for individual and collective capacity building.

Planning in Health Promotion Work is suitable for all students and researchers of health promotion and health planning and development, whilst the numerous applied examples make it an invaluable resource for policymakers and practitioners working in public health.

List of figuresp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Perspectives on the HEPRO project approachp. 1
The HEPRO projectp. 1
Circular understanding of the planning processp. 3
The systemic approach to policy - makingp. 8
The spatial and cross - sectoral focus on public healthp. 12
Basic assumptions and challengesp. 29
The governance turn in regional planning and public healthp. 31
Introductionp. 31
The governance turnp. 33
Governance refers to a set of institutions and actors that are drawn from, but also beyond, governmentp. 33
Governance identifies the blurring of boundaries and responsibilities for tackling social and economic issuesp. 35
Governance identifies the power dependence involved in the relationship between institutions involved in collective actionp. 37
Governance is about autonomous, self - governing networks of actorsp. 40
Governance recognizes the capacity to get things done that does not rest on the power of government to command and use its authorityp. 43
Conclusionsp. 46
Planning in regional development and public health work: an empowerment modelp. 49
Introductionp. 49
Empowerment planningp. 50
Political institutions and institution buildingp. 52
Adapting the legitimating model to planningp. 54
Conclusionsp. 67
Empowerment evaluation in regional planning and public health workp. 69
Evaluation approachesp. 69
Learning organizations and regionsp. 71
Learning at different levelsp. 73
Empowerment evaluation and public health programmesp. 75
Learning and evaluating in empowerment planningp. 77
Conclusionsp. 83
Reflections on the HEPRO projectp. 85
The HEPRO projectp. 85
Circular understanding of planningp. 89
The system theoretical approach to policy productionp. 91
The spatial and cross - sectoral focus on public healthp. 101
Some last words about trustp. 103
Appendix: list of HEPRO partnersp. 105
Referencesp. 107
Author indexp. 115
Subject indexp. 117
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ISBN: 9780415583671
ISBN-10: 0415583675
Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 126
Published: 28th September 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1