Priority 4 - Capacity Building & Leadership

Capacity building is a name for the familiar concepts of community and workforce development and a common term used in health promotion. Capacity building taps into existing abilities of individuals, communities, organisations or systems to increase involvement, decision –making and ownership of issues.

There are many levels of capacity building – Individual, Community, Organisational and System Capacity Building.

Community capacity means an engaged, inclusive approach to building community understanding of the inter-related issues, needs and experiences and the current or desired assets needed in our community to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for everyone.

As a key priority for the G21 HWB Pillar, we will provide opportunities for capacity building and encourage Leadership at every opportunity.

If we build the capacity of our workforce, community and organisations, we will also build our Leadership capability.

(Source: VicHealth – Capacity building for health promotion, C-072-CB)

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