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Baseline assessment of organizational capacity for health promotion within regional health authorities in Alberta, Canada
Anderson, Donna; Raine, Kim D. ; Plotnikoff, Ronald C. ; Cook, Kay; Barrett, Linda; Smith, Cynthia.
Afiliação
  • Anderson, Donna; Health Canada. Canada
  • Raine, Kim D. ; University of Alberta. Canada
  • Plotnikoff, Ronald C. ; University of Alberta. Canada
  • Cook, Kay; Deakin University. s.p
  • Barrett, Linda; Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. Canada
  • Smith, Cynthia; Alberta Health and Wellness. Canada
Prom. Educ ; 15(2): 6-14, 2008. ilus, tab
Artigo em Inglês | CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis | ID: cid-60715
Biblioteca responsável: BR67.1
Localização: BR67.1
ABSTRACT
This paper provides a baseline profile of organizational capacity for (heart) health promotion in Alberta s regional health authorities (RHAs); and examines differences in perceived organizational health promotion capacity specific to modifiable risk factors across three levels of staff and across capacity levels. Baseline data were collected from a purposive sample of 144 board members, senior middle managers and service providers from 17 RHAs participating in a five year time series repeated survey design assessing RHA capacity for (heart) health promotion. Results indicate low levels of capacity to take health promotion action on the broader determinants of health and risk conditions like poverty and social support. In contrast, capacity for health promotion action specific to physiological and behavioural risk factors is considerably higher. Organizational will to do health promotion is noticeably more present than is both infrastructure and leadership. Both position held within an organization as well as overall level of organizational capacity appear to influence perceptions of organizational capacity. Overall, results suggest that organizational will, while necessary, is inadequate on its own for health promotion implementation to occur, especially in regard to addressing the broader determinants of health. A combination of low infrastructure and limited leadership may help explain a lack of health promotion action. (AU)
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Coleções: Bases de dados temática Base de dados: CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis Assunto principal: Administração em Saúde Pública / Prioridades em Saúde / Promoção da Saúde Idioma: Inglês Revista: Prom. Educ Ano de publicação: 2008 Tipo de documento: Artigo Instituição/País de afiliação: Alberta Health and Wellness/Canada / Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research/Canada / Deakin University/s.p / Health Canada/Canada / University of Alberta/Canada
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Coleções: Bases de dados temática Base de dados: CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis Assunto principal: Administração em Saúde Pública / Prioridades em Saúde / Promoção da Saúde Idioma: Inglês Revista: Prom. Educ Ano de publicação: 2008 Tipo de documento: Artigo Instituição/País de afiliação: Alberta Health and Wellness/Canada / Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research/Canada / Deakin University/s.p / Health Canada/Canada / University of Alberta/Canada
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