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Mapping Empirical Research to the Theories

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Observations on the Research into Community Power

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Beyond health outcomes, there are changes in the community members involved and the social fabric between them

The Theories Connecting Community Power to Health

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The Evidence Linking Community Power to Health

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The Evidence Linking Community Agency & Health

It's messy, some of it is good, and there is an encouraging uniformity to the findings

What I’m Doing in 2020

Looking at the medical literature to see whether having agency (A) and a sense of belonging (B) can change (C) the odds on health

I’m On Leave Until End Of Jan 2020

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Pay Attention to the Surprises

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Changing the Dynamic

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