Discussion 2: Community Capacity-Building and Empowerment
Reflect on the definition of community capacity by Labonte and Laverack (2001 a). Does this reflect your definition of community empowerment? How might you use it
to foster empowerment in your current workplace or community? [200 words]
Discussion 2: Increasing Awareness and Skills In Programs
Raising awareness and developing the skills of individuals, groups and communities is an important aspect of health promotion practice. Read and review Chapters 5 and 7 of the Gottwald and Goodman-Brown text (2012) on social marketing and mass communication; Chapter 5 in Corcoran (2013) on information technology in health communication; and the paper on health literacy by Nutbeam (2000). Which strategies do you think would be effective in health programs in your community to increase awareness, motivate and develop the skills of people in diverse communities?
Discussion 1: Environmental risk factors
The Learning Resources in this module discuss the most effective ways of preventing the onset of chronic disease through influencing risk
factors, policy and structural constraints. From the assignment resources, read the paper by Swinburn et al. (1999) on the importance of the
concept of an 'obesogenic environment'. What role do you think identifying and prioritising environmental interventions has in preventing
overweight and obesity in society? You're encouraged to draw from your experiences and observations.