Community Organizing Health Promotion Planning week 4

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Community Organizing Health Promotion Planning Part 1 (Week 4) Need for organizing communities Changes in community social structure has lead to loss in sense of community o Advances in electronics o Communications o Increased mobility Community Organizing Understanding the definition of “community” o Fluid o Individuals can belong to different communities Complex relationships Common membership theme: o Who is included? o Who is excluded? A community can be viewed as o A living organism o Well-oiled machine For the community to be successful each element has a role Failure to perform role in relationship to the whole will diminish success For success, resources must be o Integrated o Part of a collaborative effort o Coordinated Various sectors For success, resources must be o Integrated o Part of a collaborative effort o coordinated Is a process o Communities are helped in: Identifying common problems or goals Mobilizing resources Developing and implementing strategies (goals) Is not a science, but an art o Consensus building o Democratic process Not all problems can be solved Some problems might take multiple attempts Community Organizing: Systems Theory Healthy communities contain: o Well-integrated, interdependent sectors
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Share responsibility in resolving problems Enhance the well-being of the community Community Organizing Changing Behavior Social ecological approach o Behavior change usually a combination of individual and policy-level interventions Ex: No smoking policy campus wide o Must pass policy at Rutgers & address individual concerns (by offering free courses to cope with no smoking, etc) Brief History of Community Organizing Started in late 1880s o Coordination of services Immigrants and the poor Early 20 th century o Slight changes (became more proactive) Communicable disease control Sanitation Hygiene programs Vaccination Smallpox 1950s-current o Chronic diseases emerge as leading killers o Shift in organizational efforts Look to community stakeholders Environmental risk factors Behavioral risk factors Brief History Community Organizing Method General philosophy with early methods o Locality development o Social planning o Social action Locality development o Process oriented o Stresses consensus and cooperation o Builds group identity o Builds sense of community Social planning o Heavily task oriented o Involves people and outside planners Social action o Task and process oriented
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