BUILDING COMMUNITY POWER FOR HEALTH EQUITY: A CURATED LIST
2 March 2023
To develop interventions that intentionally shift power, public health practitioners must develop an understanding of power and be able to recognize how power and health equity outcomes are interrelated, use frameworks for conceptualizing power to analyze power dynamics related to particular issues, and then develop and implement strategies and tactics from that analysis. [...] The resources included in this curated list explore health equity, determinants of health and power; power and the history of the field of public health; frameworks for understanding power; power analysis (applying the frameworks); community power- building; and neoliberalism and power. [...] It calls on public health to go beyond the social determinants of health — to This short video3 from 2017 introduces the concept of power expand its frameworks, research and metrics to address and how it impacts health and equity outcomes. [...] After very briefly power, introduces a framework for understanding power, reviewing histories of power imbalance and community describes the relational aspect of power and discusses power-building, it describes work that needs to be done collective action as a mechanism to build power at the local within public health and across disciplines to develop our and national level. [...] The last parts of the video describe actions public health can take to balance power and advance structural solutions to redistributing power in Scotland: health equity.