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This week's feature is on the Citizen Participation Partnership Project, by John Church and colleagues. In their introduction they write, "Citizen participation has been viewed as an important part of a healthy democracy for over two thousand years. More recently, governments have taken a renewed interest in citizen participation as a way of involving citizens and communities in decisions about their health and the future of the health-care system."

In addition to the resources in OHPE 348.2, more resources related to this project will be appearing on their project website and on the Centre for Health Promotion Studies' site later in February; watch this space in future OHPE Bulletins for updates on where to find a related project bibliography and audio and visual presentation materials!

This article is part of a series inspired by CPHA's 2003 conference. For more information, read our introduction to the series in the OHPE News and Summary section of OHPE 344.0 (

If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in our submission guidelines (


Communications Coordinator, National Network on Environments and Women's Health


The National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH) is one of four federal centres for women's health mandated to enhance the health systems understanding of and responsiveness to women's health. NNEWH is a national network of social researchers and community partners united to promote policy change to better the lives of Canadian women. The network's approach to research considers the social and physical environments that effect women's health.

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research


Suite 1500, 10104 - 103 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4A7
Phone: (780) 423-5727
Fax: (780) 429-3509
 From the website: "We support a community of researchers who generate knowledge whose application improves the health and quality of life of Albertans and people throughout the world. Our long-term commitment is to fund health research based on international standards of excellence and carried out by new and established investigators and researchers in training."

Related OHPE Bulletins


 We encourage you to follow the links below, particularly the resource messages, which are an excellent collection of previously featured resources on citizen participation.

* Citizen Engagement
OHPE Bulletin 158.1, May 26, 2000,, and its associated resource message, OHPE 158.1,


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