Applying Experience - Gaining Knowledge - Improving Practice: Participatory Development of Quality Assurance and Evaluation in Health Promotion
Community-based approaches hold promise for improving the health of the population, particularly in the case of socially disadvantaged groups. Conventional forms of quality assurance are inadequate for such approaches due to the complexity and discoursive nature of the work. In this project internationally recognized methods of participatory data collection and interpretation were applied to develop a new framework and new methods for achieving quality assurance in community settings. The project included developing an internet-based handbook for community groups.