chapter  14
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The Problem of Assessing Health Promotion Initiatives

We have indicated that the most obvious expression of health promotion is in empowerment and that empowerment is reflected in the elaboration of community responses of some sort. Obviously there is no merit in any of this unless: 1 it can be shown that community programmes have, in fact, arisen in this

way; 2 such community programmes are susceptible to assessment; 3 a general strategy can be drawn up for evaluating community

programmes and, in so doing, legitimising (or the reverse) health promotion itself.