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Towards health equity and social justice: an applied framework of decolonization in health promotion
Abstract The pursuit of health equity and social justice lie at the heart of community-empowered health promotion practice. However, there is a need to address the colonial legacy and its contributions to health inequities. The process of decolonization is essential to eliminating the mechanisms that contributed to such inequities. To this end, we propose an Applied Decolonial Framework for Health Promotion that integrates decolonial processes into health promotion practice. We present characteristics of the framework, its values for health promotion transformations and considerations for using the framework in health promotion practice. The framework will help health promotion stakeholders attend to colonizing structures within the field and engage with communities to achieve social justice and health equity.
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Health Promotion International
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