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Advancing complexity-informed health promotion: a scoping review to link health promotion and co-creation

von Heimburg, D. and Cluley, V. ORCID: 0000-0003-3258-3039 (2020). Advancing complexity-informed health promotion: a scoping review to link health promotion and co-creation. Health Promotion International, doi: 10.1093/heapro/daaa063

Abstract

A complexity-informed approach has recently been proposed as a hopeful revolution for health promotion (HP), requesting appropriate ways of tackling the complexities of health, equity and well-being. In addition, co-creation has gained traction as an approach to tackle complexity. HP and co-creation are established concepts that have long been enacted in practice. Although each concept is premised on similar approaches to value-creation such as participation and collaboration, little has been done to link the two approaches. To advance complexity-informed HP, this scoping review presents findings from peer-reviewed articles, published in English, between 2009 and March 2020. Articles were identified through searches of academic databases. Twenty-seven articles met the inclusion criteria, explicitly linking HP and co-creation. Included articles were charted by descriptive information and main focus, and advanced by a thematic analysis. Four themes suggest a potential avenue for advancing complexity-informed HP: (i) dealing with complexity, (ii) value creation, (iii) the value of the values and (iv) benefits and challenges. While current links between HP and co-creation are scarce they are increasing and promising. Based on the findings from the review, propositions to advance complexity-informed HP is outlined and discussed. Overall it is argued that co-creation and HP are mutually beneficial concepts, providing a framework for participative, collaborative, context-sensitive and knowledge-based practice that reflects the complex nature of health. More research is needed to highlight potential and challenges of integrating co-creation in HP, especially related to health equity and sustainable development.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Health Promotion International following peer review. The version of record von Heimburg, D. and Cluley, V. (2020). Advancing complexity-informed health promotion: a scoping review to link health promotion and co-creation. Health Promotion International, is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daaa063.
Publisher Keywords: health promotion, co-creation, sustainability, complexity, scoping review
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Departments: Business School > Management
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2020 09:32
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/24839
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