• Seanna Davidson

initiating conversations that count: self in the system

discussion paper: monica bensberg

from the paper:

This discussion paper is for health promotion practitioners who are trying to resolve wicked problems, such as obesity, suicide, family violence and other persistent societal challenges. This discussion paper aims to encourage you to initiate conversations that count. They are the meaningful chats that help change complex systems for the better. The BIG IDEA and call to action here is that you, from your place inside the prevention system, consciously seek opportunities to use persuasive actions to instigate lasting health-promoting solutions. You need to intentionally put yourself (or others) in front of the right person, in the right place, at the right time with the right message to challenge the status quo. This is about the contribution that you can make by leading conversations that shape everyday thinking and actions (Abercrombie, Boswell et al. 2018).

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