Health Promotion in Action: From Local to Global Empowerment

  title={Health Promotion in Action: From Local to Global Empowerment},
  author={Ronald Labont{\'e} and Glenn Laverack and Frances Elaine Baum},
INTRODUCTION: Localizing the Global Health Promotion Practice: Concepts and Context Health Promotion Practice Power, Empowerment and the Social Determinants of Health Pathways to Local Empowerment Working to Build Empowerment: The Local Challenge Pathways from the Local to the Global Working to Build Empowerment: The Global Challenge Globalization: Health Promotion's Next Grand Challenge? References Index 
Behavior change or empowerment : on the ethics of health-promotion strategies
The aim of this article is to present behavior change and empowerment as a general approach to health promotion in individuals and populations.
Empowering communities with health promotion labs: result from a CBPR programme in Malmö, Sweden
Findings are described from a community-based participatory and challenge-driven research program that aimed to improve health through health promotion platform in an ethnically diverse low-income neighbourhood of Malmö, Sweden.
A to Z of Health Promotion
Main components of health promotion are reviewed, namely advocacy, behaviour change communication, community, empowerment, network, peer education and zero non-zero sum.
Healthy Communities Initiative: a preliminary assessment of the University of Missouri-Sedalia health promotion partnership
Abstract The persistence and growth of health disparities among different population groups have heightened interest in understanding the unique role University–community partnerships can play in
An analysis of local government health policy against state priorities and a social determinants framework
A novel method for evaluating councils' performance against state‐level health planning priorities and address the social determinants of health requirements is described.
Evaluation of community engagement in the design and delivery of health promotion interventions
Key lessons from the process are the need to manage the expectations of local stakeholders and residents by effectively communicating programme goals and limitations; and the need for sufficient time to build relationships and trust for engagement.
The application of the parallel track model in community health promotion: a literature review.
It is concluded that the parallel track model has the most potential for building capacity for community health promotion and appears to be the least useful for interventions focusing on health behaviour change within a limited time frame.
Health Systems Governance for health equity: critical reflections.
  • R. Labonté
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Revista de salud publica
  • 2010
The article argues the importance of health systems using measures of positive health (well-being), discriminating in favour of historically less advantaged groups and weighing the costs of health care against investments in the social determinants of health.
The sirens’ song of empowerment: a case study of health promotion and the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective
The story of how the NZPC was not only able to decriminalize prostitution but also to form a framework that safeguarded the rights of all sex workers in New Zealand is provided for the first time.
Health in global context; beyond the social determinants of health?
To transform generic SDH models into useful policy tools and to prevent them to transform in SDH themselves, in depth understanding of the unique interplay between local, national and global SDH in a local setting is needed to be able to address structural SD in the local setting and decrease health inequity.


Health Promotion Practice: Power and Empowerment
Health Promotion in Context Promoting Health It all Depends on What We Mean by 'Health' Power Transformation and Health Promotion Practice Community Empowerment and Health Promotion Practice
Public Health: Power, Empowerment and Professional Practice
This paper aims to provide a history of public health programming in the United States and investigates the role of language and power in the development of community Empowerment.
The Challenge of Promoting Health: Exploration and Action
This book sets the promotion of health on wider agendas by starting at the local level and the interface between primary health care and the community and takes a searching look at how health policy is made and the scope for intersectoral working.
Health Promotion and Empowerment: Reflections on Professional Practice
  • R. Labonté
  • Political Science
    Health education quarterly
  • 1994
It is argued that health promotion is not a social movement but a professional and bureaucratic response to the new knowledge challenges of social movements, and has both empowering and disempowering aspects.
Empowerment: the holy grail of health promotion?
Several assertions about the definition, components, process and outcome of 'empowerment', including the need for a distinction between psychological and community empowerment are offered in an attempt to clarify an important issue for health promotion.
Health Education and Community Empowerment: Conceptualizing and Measuring Perceptions of Individual, Organizational, and Community Control
The fundamental conditions and resources for health are peace, shelter, edu cation, food, income, a stable ecosystem, sustainable resources, social justice, and equity. Improvement in health requires
Health Promotion Practice: Building Empowered Communities
"Health Promotion Practice" is essential reading for health promotion students and practitioners who want to learn more about innovative approaches to build empowered communities in their everyday work.
The social determinants of health: is there a role for health promotion foundations?
  • Barb Mouy, A. Barr
  • Medicine, Political Science
    Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals
  • 2006
The public purpose, enterprise and innovation potential of health promotion foundations provides them with unique capacity to respond to the social determinants of health.
Empowerment Education: Freire's Ideas Adapted to Health Education
A literature review demonstrating that powerlessness is linked to disease, and conversely, empowerment linked to health; an exposition of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire's empowering education theory with a comparison to traditional health education; and a case study of an empowering education substance abuse prevention project.
Health Education: Can the Reformers Be Reformed?
  • E. Brown, G. Margo
  • Education, Medicine
    International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation
  • 1978
The article shows how historical roots, ideological perspectives, and structural constraints have combined to create an ambiguous, generally conservative role for the health education profession and suggests an “ecological” model of health education that takes account of the multiple causes of disease and is committed to progressive social change.