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Engaging Disenfranchised Groups in Urban Health

Published on 27/10/2004

This paper is the text of a presentation at the International Conference on Urban Health held in Boston, October 20-22, 2004.  Panelists were asked to address the issue of engaging disenfranchised groups in urban health.  The paper describes how the Vibrant Communities project, involving 15 cities across the country, engages low-income community members in the various dimensions of its work.  More specifically, the paper discusses the unique architecture of the project and the involvement of people living in poverty in its governance, learning processes and policy dialogue.

ISBN – 1-5583-119-X

Summary

This paper is the text of a presentation at the International Conference on Urban Health held in Boston, October 20-22, 2004.

Topic(s)

Children and young people, Cities and communities, Civic engagement, Health