M. Van Der Plaat and G. Barrett
Community Development Journal, vol.41, 2006, p.25-36
Civil society is generally understood as the realm within which people can participate collectively and work towards a common interest. This article examines mechanisms for involving marginalised groups in this process, focusing on parents’ experiences with two of Canada’s largest community-based health promotion programmes for children.
Community Development Journal, vol.41, 2006, p.89-103
Large health care organisations can strengthen the communities that they serve by engaging in community development work. They can also gain a number of business benefits by participating. Beyond this, uniquely, health service organisations can fulfil their central health-enhancing purposes through their community development work. The health of a population can be expected to improve as the quality of community life is enhanced through community development work by healthcare organisations.