Engaging with Participants

This page is focussed on engagement with the intended beneficiaries of the work.

Further Reading:

Scriven, A. (2017). Promoting Health: A Practical Guide-E-Book: Ewles & Simnett. Elsevier Health Sciences. [Ch13: working with groups, Marjon Library]

Different way's of engaging

Contains an adapted Ladder of Community Participation for Public Health

Morgan, M. A., & Lifshay, J. (2006). Community engagement in public health. California Endowment under the sponsorship of Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), 1-8. http://www.schoolhealthcenters.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/community_engagement.pdf

Experience Based Co-Design


Theories of participation

Marent, B., Forster, R., & Nowak, P. (2012). Theorizing participation in health promotion: A literature review. Social Theory & Health, 10(2), 188-207. https://doi.org/10.1057/sth.2012.2

Beyond the usual suspects

A research report containing a brief review of some of the evidence around inclusion but also a series of illustrative insights from interviews with service users who talk around themes that include tokenism, stigma, confidence and language.

Beresford, P (2013) Beyond the usual suspects. Shaping Our Lives https://www.shapingourlives.org.uk/documents/BTUSReport.pdf

Practical Resources

HealthKnowledge.org.uk - Learning from Stakeholders - Workbook - Video Course

Dialogue by Design A Handbook of Public & Stakeholder Engagement - http://www.mspguide.org/sites/default/files/resource/dialogue_by_design_handbook_stakeholder_engagement_-_andrew_acland.pdf

Public Health Ontario - Planning Health Promotion Programs - Resource Page - https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/health-topics/public-health-practice/program-planning-evaluation/planning-programs

Recommended Textbook

Green, J., Tones, K., Cross, R. and Woodall, J. (2015) Health Promotion Planning & Strategies. (3rd ed.) Thousand Oaks: California: Sage Publications Ltd. (4th Ed is out and worth £30 as useable across this and public policy modules- BJ)