Community Involvement in Health – Mobilising citizens’ power-to-act

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CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR

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Start: Friday, 25 May 2018 at 8:30 am (breakfast & registration from 8am)

End: Friday, 25 May 2018 at 10:30 am

How can we better involve communities?

Would you like to empower and engage citizens in health promoting activities to mobilise their power, but you need inspiration and ways to move forward?

Are you a health care professional, researcher, development worker or urban planner working with health related activities in local community settings?


We invite you to join an inspirational talk by representatives of the Community Action Research Network (CAR-Network) on community involvement in health and how to mobilise citizens’ power-to-act.

By joining this seminar you will:

  • get inspiration on how to do community involvement in health by sharing specific cases;
  • acquire knowledge about the CAR-Network and how it can support you; and
  • stimulate reflection about how this could be relevant to your work, the opportunities and challenges you may face working with community involvement and a discussion on how to move action forward.

We look forward to seeing you and joining the debate!


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About the speakers

Paul Bloch is Research Manager for Health Promotion at the Steno Diabetes Centre in Copenhagen, and the initiator of the Community Action Research Network. Paul’s research includes health promotion in local community settings with an emphasis on citizen involvement and social mobilisation for strengthening the community and active citizenship.Paul is a lead scientist in the development and application of the supersetting approach for sustainable health and social development in the local community. This approach involves engagement in complex interventions at various organisational levels, interaction and collaboration through network structure, local community analysis, interdisciplinary research strategies, participatory action research and theory-based evaluation frameworks.

Anne Skov Jensen is the CAR-Network Manager at the Steno Diabetes Centre in Copenhagen and the coordinator and manager of the CAR-Network, under the global Cities Changing Diabetes programme. Anne has a background as an educational consultant and has been working with participatory methods and teaching health care professionals about patient-orientated communication and involvement.


About the Community Action Research Network

The CAR-Network is a global diabetes prevention and management network initiated by Steno Diabetes Center Copenhagen, UCL and Novo Nordisk. Anne and Paul launched the CAR-Network at the Global Summit in Houston in October 2017. The CAR-Network is part of the global Cities Changing Diabetes Programme.

The overall mission of the network is to reduce diabetes health disparities and contribute to the prevention and management of diabetes type 2 through methods of community involvement and action research.


Join us

We hope that you will be able join us from 8:30am until 10:30am on Friday 25 May at CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR.

There will be opportunities for networking and a healthy breakfast will be available from 8:00am.


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Our sponsors

C3’s 2018 series of International Breakfast Seminars is supported by:


  Cancer Research UK logo  The College of Contemporary Health logo  People Plus logoRoyal College of Nursing logo   Sanofi logo  Wellbeing People logo