Community-Based Health Promotion: Evaluation and Development (1998)

Fran Baum, Richard Cooke and Charlie Murray

This A3 booklet summarises the findings of an action research project involving the South Australian Community Health Research Unit (SACHRU) and six projects based in South Australian metropolitan community health services. The action research project was designed to encourage community health workers to reflect on their health promotion practice and to develop appropriate evaluation methods.

The projects involved were: Women in the North Against Domestic Violence Aboriginal Elders Program Aboriginal Health Project in the North Reaching an Invisible Workforce: Occupational Health and Safety and Outwork in SA Seaford School Canteen Support Project The Multicultural Project The booklet explores some of the evaluation challenges faced by this type of work including changing organisational contexts and participatory evaluation, and practical issues such as appropriate timing, scale and methods. It also suggests criteria by which to judge the value of participatory development projects.

Finally, it contains copies of six posters-five of which summarise the work and evaluation of these projects, and one which summarises the action research project.

Cost: $21.90 each (black and white posters) includes postage and GST within Australia.

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