Community and Health Lecture - Fall 07

Community and Health Lecture - Fall 07 - CommunityandHealth

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    Community and Health Moving Towards a Socially Just World Dan Gerber, ED.D., M.P.H. My Body/My Health
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Holistic Health
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Individuality doesn’t just mean  “individuality” – standing alone. It means developing one’s unique gifts, and able to  share them for the enjoyment of oneself and others. - Frances Moore Lappe
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“Life requires the honoring of two great needs, not  one.  In seeking to be a community member, we  cannot truly abandon our need for self  expression.” - Margaret Wheatley
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Collective Cultures – Individualistic Culture Belonging to a group –  Individual Relations orientated -  Task orientated Hierarchial -  Independence Ascribed Status -  Earned Status Being -  Doing Cooperative -  Competitive Timer is fixed -  Time is fixed
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Remember the “Tough Guise” Video The media plays up this “tough guise” mental model. Don’t show your feelings (for men) Shut your feelings down (It is easier!!) Fighting is easier than communicating and understanding.
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Mental Models - are deeply ingrained generalizations and visions  influencing how we see and understand the world and how we take  action. ental models shape how we act
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*  Am e ric a ns  pull the m s e lve s  up b y the ir b o o t s tra ps . Ma te ria lis m  b ring s  us  ha ppine s s . I a lo ne  c a n m a ke  m ys e lf ha ppy. O ne  pe rs o n c a nno t c ha ng e  the  wo rld.
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PUBHLTH 160 taught by Professor Gerber during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Community and Health Lecture - Fall 07 - CommunityandHealth

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