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Health Promotion Programs: A Primer – James F. McKenzie, Brad L. Neiger, Rosemary Thackeray Fifth Edition Community Organizing and Community Building Chapter 9
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A Community A community – “a group of people who have common characteristics” (Turnock, 2004, p. 383) A community is characterized by (Israel et al., 1994): Membership – a sense of belonging Common symbol systems – language, rituals Mutual influence Shared emotional connection Can be defined by location, race, ethnicity, age, occupation, problems, outcomes, or other common bonds
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Community Organizing Background Population-based approaches: community-based, community empowerment, community participation, community partnerships Pooling resources to deal with shared problems Community organization coined by American social workers in 1880s; defined as “a process through which communities are helped to identify
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course HPS 3850 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '11 term at Kennesaw.

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Ch_09_5e - Fifth Edition Planning, Implementing, &...

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