Social capital, participation and the perpetuation of health inequalities: obstacles to African-Caribbean participation in 'partnerships' to improve mental health.

@article{Campbell2004SocialCP,
  title={Social capital, participation and the perpetuation of health inequalities: obstacles to African-Caribbean participation in 'partnerships' to improve mental health.},
  author={Catherine M Campbell and Flora Cornish and Carl Mclean},
  journal={Ethnicity & health},
  year={2004},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={313-35}
}
OBJECTIVES There has recently been much emphasis on the role of 'partnerships' between local community 'stakeholders' in strategies to redress health inequalities. This paper examines obstacles to participation in such partnerships by African-Caribbean lay people in local initiatives to improve mental health in a town in southern England. We present a 'social psychology of participation' which we use to interpret our data. Our work seeks to illustrate some of the micro-social mechanisms through… CONTINUE READING
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