Participation tools for Health
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Learn to design plans and programs of public policies from a participatory logic, allowing to incorporate in an effective way the voice and demands of those who are recipients of the actions to undertake.
Social groups in a minority situation have usually been excluded in the decision-making processes of programs and policies that affect them.
The course provides conceptual and methodological tools to include participatory logics in the design and implementation of health actions, programs and policies aimed at the Roma population, allowing to effectively incorporate the voice and demands of the population protagonist of these actions, at the local, regional or state level.
The course provides examples and case studies mainly based on experiences of promoting social participation of the Roma population in Europe. It is understood that social participation processes must explicitly include Roma, but not exclusively. This document is intended for use by policy-makers, project coordinators, professionals and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in promoting social participation of the general population, including Roma and other social groups.
The units and modules of the course are based on the publication "Toolkit on Social Participation", published by the European Office of the World Health Organization and prepared by a team of the WHO Collaborating Center (CC) on Social Inclusion and Health, of the Inter-University Institute Social Development and Peace, University of Alicante (Spain).
This course was produced and coordinated by the Interuniversity Institute of Peace and Social Development, WHO Collaborating Centre on Social Inclusion and Health (University of Alicante), and UniMOOC as part of the agreed work plan for the WHO CC on Social Inclusion and Health. The project has been supported by the Open Society Public Health Program.
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Who this course is for:
- This course is intended for use by policy-makers, project coordinators, professionals and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in promoting social participation of the general population, including Roma and other social groups.
- 02:56What is the operational definition of social participation?
- 03:28Levels and degrees of social participation
- 03:31Dimensions of Social Participation
- 03:04Main barriers to Roma participation
- 02:45Enablers of social participation
- 03:24Participatory process scheme
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Daniel La Parra, senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology 2, University of Alicante, Spain. Sociologist (undergraduate degree and PhD) and Master of Science in Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London). Director of the World Health Organization Centre on Social Inclusion and Health (Interuniversity Institute for Social Development and Peace, IUDESP, University of Alicante), since 2012. Expert at the Spanish State Council of Roma People, Ministry of Health, since 2010. oma Inclusion Newsletter editor (previous title: Roma Health Newsletter, published by WHO/Europe in cooperation with the European Commission – Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and IUDESP).
Francisco José Francés García holds a PhD in Sociology (Special Award) from the University of Alicante, and he is currently a senior lecturer in the UA's Department of Sociology II, and a researcher at the Interuniversity Institute for Social Development and Peace. His main lines of research are social participation, political sociology, migrations, youth, and social research methods.
He has participated in over twenty public projects as the principal investigator or as a contributor. He is currently a member of several research agencies, such as the European Observatory for Social Trends and Research Group in Sociology of Innovation and Social Change (SOC-INNOVA)