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Title Health promotion evaluation practices in the Americas : values and research / Louise Potvin, David V. McQueen, editors ; with Mary Hall [and others].
Imprint New York : Springer, 2008.

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Subject Health promotion -- America -- Evaluation.
Health Promotion -- standards.
Evaluation Studies as Topic.
Program Evaluation -- methods.
Alt Name Potvin, Louise.
McQueen, David V.
Hall, Mary.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 334 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Aligning evaluation research and health promotion values: practices from the americas / Louise Potvin, David V. Mcqueen, and Mary Hall -- Health promotion in the Americas: divergent and common ground / Ligia de Salazar and Laurie M. Anderson -- Practical dilemmas for health promotion evaluation / Louise Potvin and David V. McQueen -- Developing evaluation questions : beyond the technical issues / Ligia de Salazar and Mary Hall -- There is more to methodology than method / Louise Potvin and Sherri Bisset -- A realist approach to the systematic review / Genevieve Mercille -- From knowledge to action : challenges and opportunities for increasing the use of evaluation in health promotion policies and practices / Zulmira M.A. Hartz [and others] -- Figurative thinking and models : tools for participatory evaluation / Denis Allard, Angele Bilodeau, and Sylvie Gendron -- Dilemmas in health promotion evaluation: participation and empowerment / Marjorie MacDonald and Jennifer Mullett -- Formative evaluation and community empowerment among American Indian/ Alaska natives / C. June Strickland, Felicia Hodge, and Lillian Tom-Orme -- Intersectoral approaches to health promotion in cities / Nicholas Freudenberg -- The participatory evaluation of healthy municipalities, cities and communities initiatives in the Americas / Marilyn Rice and Maria Cristina Franceschini -- Evaluating health promotion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil : an integrated local development project / Regina Bodstein -- Multi-strategy in the evaluation of health promotion community interventions : an indicator of quality / Zulmira Hartz [and others] -- The contribution of a systematization evaluative approach to implement a health promotion Project in Capela do Socorro, Sao Paulo, Brazil / Marcia Faria Westphal and Juan Carlos Aneiros Fernandez -- Issues in evaluating equity / Mita Giacomini and Jeremiah Hurley -- Context as a fundamental dimension of health promotion evaluation / Blake Poland, Katherine L. Frohlich, and Margaret Cargo -- Conclusion / David V. McQueen and Louise Potvin.
Summary More and more, health promotion is a crucial component of public health, to the extent that public health interventions are called on to prove their effectiveness and appraised for scientific validity, a practice many in the field consider self-defeating. Health Promotion Evaluation Practices in the Americas cogently demonstrates that scientific rigor and the goals of health promotion are less in conflict than commonly thought, synthesizing multiple traditions from countries throughout North, Central, and South America (and across the developed-to-developing-world continuum) for a volume that.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780387797335
0387797327 (Cloth)
9780387797328 (Cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-0-387-79733-5
OCLC # 310352972
Additional Format Print version: Health promotion evaluation practices in the Americas. New York : Springer, 2008 9780387797328 0387797327 (OCoLC)227917070