Introduction to citizen science in prevention
Citizen science approaches can bring together community members, academic researchers, and policy and practice stakeholders to address complex health problems at local, state and national levels. It builds on long standing traditions of public engagement in health promotion and shares commonalities with other public engagement approaches.
Citizen science approaches have gained traction in recent years in Australia and internationally, across a variety of preventive health areas such as walkability, green space and food environments. Many of these projects engage members of the public in collecting data on aspects of their environment and bring citizen scientists together to discuss findings and identify recommendations for action.
How can citizen science help public health research?Resource category: Findings BriefDate
Community of practice: Citizen Science for a greener AdelaideResource category: VideosDate
Explainer video: What is citizen science?Resource category: VideosDate