Working to Build Empowerment: The Local Challenge

  • Ronald Labonté
  • Glenn Laverack


Before examining how the global now suffuses the local, Chapter 4 discusses the empowerment challenges that are faced at a local level. Many of these challenges apply to global mobilising as much as they do local empowerment. Five key steps that health promotion programmes should take into consideration are addressed: (1) engaging with people to address local concerns; (2) building local partnerships; (3) building community capacity; (4) influencing health policy; and (5) evaluating local empowerment.


Policy Process Policy Reform Health Promotion Programme Psychological Empowerment Community Empowerment 
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© Ronald Labonté and Glenn Laverack 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald Labonté
    • 1
  • Glenn Laverack
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OttawaCanada
  2. 2.The University of AucklandNew Zealand

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