Advancing Social Capital Interventions from a Network and Population Health Perspective

  • Spencer MooreEmail author
  • Jon Salsberg
  • Janette Leroux


Social capital theory has yet to be fully translated into health promotion and population health intervention research. What is a social capital intervention? The following chapter takes a network approach to social capital to define a social capital intervention, and a series of models and guiding principles for conceptualizing social capital interventions. Rather than thinking about social capital interventions as being characterized by certain common activities or strategies, we propose that such interventions be guided by theoretical and methodological principles. These principles highlight the role that social capital can play in addressing population health and health equity issues.


Social Capital Network Approach Structural Hole Social Capital Theory Network Capital 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queen’s UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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