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757 Consencus and conflict models in health policy making
  1. Bjarne Jansson
  1. Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences, KI Campus, 17176


Implementation of the WHO Safe Community Program at local level includes an equity approach. Of interest is therefore, how well typologies on community organisation consider the needs for vulnerable and deprived groups in the community. Several models have been developed and implemented. Newer refined models have to consider problems in a multicultural context to a greater extent. Power, empowerment and critical consciousness are central concepts in community organising. Top-down models does not fully serve the interest of safety among deprived and expelled groups. One way is to make conflicts of interest much more transparent. Instead of consencus models a model based on Alinsky´s conflict model “social action” could better challenge the conflicts of interest in the community.

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