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Health Promotion Theories

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network


London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Network Mapping for Ontario’s Healthy Communities Partnerships



I What is network mapping?
II Project background and context
III Steps for Healthy Communities Partnerships to create a network map
IV Results: trends and patterns in the Healthy Communities Partnerships’ network maps
V Conclusion

--submitted by Robyn Kalda, Health Nexus

I What is network mapping?

Network mapping is also known as social network analysis.

Health Behaviour and Health Education: Theory, Research and Practice.


(2002). 3rd Edition. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

The second of two resources that provided much of the background for The Use of Theory in Heart Health Promotion: What it can (and cannot tell us) by Jennifer Poole. In that document, Jennifer notes that this document "is longer [than The Use of Social Theory] and unfortunately has no Canadian contributors. However, it is an up to date overview of what the editors call the top theories in health behaviour and health education right now."


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