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Influence of health promotion bureaucracy on community participation: a Canadian case study

William F. Boyce

in Health Promotion International

Volume 17, issue 1, pages 61-68
Published in print March 2002 | ISSN: 0957-4824
Published online March 2002 | e-ISSN: 1460-2245 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/17.1.61
Influence of health promotion bureaucracy on community participation: a Canadian case study

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The purpose of this paper is to illustrate, through a Canadian case study, the bureaucratic support and obstacles for community participation in health promotion. The paper begins with a brief history of the development of a participatory health promotion programme in Canada. The role of bureaucracies on participation of communities is highlighted. Secondly, the paper describes how a variety of bureaucratic factors affected grassroots community participation efforts of local projects in one province. Finally, discussion focuses on how community participation is constrained in a bureaucratically mediated activity such as health promotion.

Keywords: bureaucracy; Canada; community; health promotion

Journal Article.  5027 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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