Building Health Promotion Capacity
Action for Learning, Learning From ActioneBook - 2005
Building Health Promotion Capacity explores theprofessional practice of health promotion and, in particular, howindividuals and organizations can become more effective in undertakingand supporting such practice.
The book is based on the experiences of the Building HealthPromotion Capacity Project (1998-2003), a continuing education andapplied research venture affiliated with the Saskatchewan Heart HealthProgram.
The project studied the process of capacity development in relationto practitioners and regional health districts in Saskatchewan. Forhealth promotion practitioners across Canada and beyond, this bookprovides a coherent framework for effective professional practice.Leaders in health sector organizations will develop a firmer grasp ofhow to support health promotion practice and how to recruit and retainindividual practitioners with a high level of capacity. Policy makerswill improve their knowledge of environments that support the healthpromotion capacity of individuals and organizations. Scholars willlearn about the nature of health promotion capacity and about amethodology for its study.