A Framework for Building Capacity to Improve Health
This publication introduces practitioners to some of the language of capacity building and to the principles that underpin practice. It provides a framework for action and examples of activities that might help in building capacity. It is primarily a practical tool to assist in building capacity through the development of health promotion programs.
The document is a revised edition of an earlier document, Capacity Building Framework (NSW Health:1997) and was developed in consultation with health promotion practitioners in the field. This document draws on other capacity building work funded, or partly funded, by NSW Health. This includes:
The Capacity Building Process and Outcomes Indicator Project which was conducted by Sydney University. The report of this research Indicators to assist with building capacity to promote health presents the research findings and contains nine capacity building indicator checklists to inform and monitor capacity building practice.
The NSW Health Promoting Hospital Project which gathered a significant amount of information about health promoting health services and identified a range of issues for health service managers, and Work located in the Northern Rivers Health Service Area and conducted by the University of Queensland which resulted in the development of an audit tool to monitor capacity building in community based projects.
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