My research and consulting have led to a number of reports. Below are the ones that can be shared publicly. They all relate to bridging the health sector and communities
The Bio-Medical Evidence Linking Community Agency and Health
Pritpal S Tamber
This report illustrates the link between community agency (power) and health, as reported in the health literature. Its findings are based on 93 primary research articles that were found in eight review articles, most of which were recommended by key informants. The work was funded by The California Endowment and done in collaboration with the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.
Project this report was part of: Agency, Belonging and Health
Bringing Purpose to Community Engagement
Bridget B Kelly & Pritpal S Tamber
As the 2018 report of my former nonprofit, Bridging Health & Community Inc, this reflected on: our first national symposium; our efforts to recruit pilot sites to apply the 12 principles to community health; delivering our message to the health sector; and engaging health philanthropy. We came to realize that the 12 principles provide health care with a framework to look beyond what has made it successful and reconceive its role as supporting communities to define and shape their own health.
Project this report was part of: Bridging Health & Community, Inc.
Fostering Agency to Improve Health
Pritpal S Tamber & Bridget B Kelly
Building on my many projects, especially the Creating Health Collaborative, this report presented 12 principles to working with communities. In identifying the 12, which were a refined and expanded version of the 11 presented in April 2016 (see below), we also understood that the inclusive and participatory process that they described have the potential to foster something key to health: agency – the ability to make purposeful choices.
Being Well by Believing We Can
Pritpal S Tamber & Elizabeth Slade
In this work, we harnessed and examined experiential and academic knowledge linking agency and health. We blended what we learnt into a critique of the foundation’s idea of approaching community health through the lens of well-being and agency (rather than bio-medical measures). We also proposed an approach for the foundation to test a refined version of its ideas in the real world.
Project this report was part of: Being Well By Believing We Can