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Guest editorial: Building capacity for public health Volume 11 Issue 3

Lesley King, Marilyn Wise

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 11(3) 21 - 22 Published: 2000

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Lesley King

Marilyn Wise


For many readers the term ‘capacity building’ may appear abstract and even obscure. The articles in this issue will explain the idea, and show its relevance to public health. The idea of ‘building capacity’ is not unique or specific to public health or health promotion. We could equally be discussing Australia’s defence capacity and ways in which it might be strengthened.