Potter and Pardhan Health Capacity model, 2006

At a 2006 Health Canada science forum, Ian Potter introduced a model of health defined as "both a state and process of well-being". He applied this to the notion of health capacity, which has a number of characteristics:

The social versus individual aspects of health capacity are shown on the left and right of the diagram, along with some factors that influence them. As a government proposal, Potter's perspective is on policies that may be used to foster such health capacity.