Last week, Nick Wilding and I were invited to a meeting of the North of Scotland Public Health Network, to share our work on assets and community resilience. The event was aimed at helping professionals get to grips with how assets approaches might be implemented in the public health sphere, particularly in rural contexts, following Chief Medical Officer Harry Burns' challenge to think and act differently. The organisers had worked hard to take an assets approach to the design of the day,…Continue
'What Makes Us Healthy? The asset approach in practice: evidence, action evaluation' (Foot 2012) is now available as a free download on Jane Foot's website - www.janefoot.co.uk/page3/index.html
The follow up to 'A Glass Half Full' (Foot & Hopkins 2010), the publication "will inspire and support those who want to look again at what they are doing to improve health and wellbeing…Continue
Did anyone catch the Guardian's live online Q&A this afternoon, on funding community action? The participants and expert panel covered some interesting ground... the challenges and opportunities of service and asset transfer predictably among the hot topics. You can still view the discussion here -…Continue
I’m writing to let you know about the launch of a new topic group – Mapping Community Assets. This builds on the work done by members of this CoP, my colleagues at IACD, Carnegie and others, leading to the publication of ‘Appreciating Assets’. The report seems to have struck chords as well as raising questions... and quite a few people have told us they’d welcome more insights into how asset mapping happens in practice.
I'm delighted to be the new Carnegie…