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Seeing the Challenges as They Are

Three articles have reminded me that the core challenge to bridging health and community is healthcare-centricity

Community Power & Public Health

In this post, we share the findings of our research into what it will take for public health to embrace community power building as a strategy

Why This Work Is On Ice

In this ‘final’ post, I share some of the reasons why we failed to get funders to support us; some are about how we worked, some are about funders, and some are about the wider culture in the UK

Do Funders Silence New Voices?

A little update on where we’ve got to in trying to get our work off the ground and what it’s teaching us about funders

Community Power & Public Health: A Webinar

Announcing our December 4th webinar at which we’ll share our findings into what it’ll take for public health to adopt strategies that strengthen a community’s collective ability to improve population health

Space For Lived Realities

How the leader of Glasgow Council seems to have failed to understand the lived realities of thousands of council workers

What BH&C Will Do Next (Part 5 of 5)

In part five of this five-part series, I share how we intend to keep learning from courageous practitioners while building a learning environment for those that want to follow

What Next: Getting Beyond A List (Part 4 of 5)

In part four of this five-part series, I share how we tried to make the Principles into a product and find a market, and what we learned through the process

The Intentionality of Finding Meaning

How the folks at Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services in Hawaii bake intentionality into their every day practice, and how I struggled with it

The Risk of Sharing

How writing about one’s work likely means criticising systems —a risky strategy given that they’re often the source of funding

What Next: Control and Health (Part 3 of 5)

In part three of this five-part series, I share how I learned that the 12 Principles are about control – a way to foster it amongst communities and enable health care to share it

What Next: The Search for A New Dialog (Part 2 of 5)

In part two of this five-part series, I share how my search for a new dialog led to ‘discovering’ social capital and made me want to ‘de-fluff’ community-building work
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