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Post-Disaster Recovery and Social Capital

"The challenge for academics and practitioners is to acknowledge and celebrate the potency of social capital while exercising analytical discretion about both its positive and potentially negative effects. These negative effects can be explored in terms of nepotism, tribalism, racism, and other forms of discrimination and marginalization (Gordon, 2020; Uekusa, 2020). ..." – By Suzanne Vallance and Ashley Rudkevitch

Community Empowerment and Health Equity

"Empowerment features prominently in public health and health promotion policy and practice aimed at improving the social determinants of health that impact communities and groups that are experiencing disadvantage and discrimination. This raises two important questions. How should empowerment be understood from the perspective of health and health equity and how can public health practitioners support empowerment for greater health equity? ..." – By Jennie Popay

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