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In this book we have first and foremost attempted to demonstrate and illustrate that health promotion poses unique problems for evaluation and that health promotion evaluators have acquired a great deal of maturity in dealing with the challenges of health promotion evaluation. Founded on an explicit set of humanist values, health promotion cannot be evaluated in ignorance of those values without undermining its potential to produce the desired effects. The contributors we solicited have convincingly demonstrated that it is possible to take health promotion values into account when designing and implementing evaluation research projects. Furthermore, the reflexive exercise that we asked them to perform, and report on, about their evaluation practice proved to be quite challenging. Indeed, beyond the application of methods to collect, analyze and report on data, authors have shown that conducting health promotion evaluation requires an in-depth knowledge of methods in order to operate...

Keywords

Health Promotion Participatory Action Research Evaluation Community Evaluation Practice Healthy City 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David V. McQueen
    • 1
  • Louise Potvin
  1. 1.CDCAtlantaGeorgia

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