These days’ different organisations are involved and are influencing the system when dealing with social problems. Firstly, the citizen’s individual’s participation to improve the wellbeing of the community. Secondly, the community they may represent the interest of a group, organisation and / or individuals. Lastly, the government they have the responsibility for legislation, social and economic planning, public policy and program, safety and protection of community members, etc. Government agencies invest and deliver services for the community such as: education and employment opportunities; secure, sustainable housing and infrastructure; and good health and wellbeing across the life course. These diverse services are provided to people across their life span and include: community development; early intervention services; advice and information; crisis support; and ongoing services. (How government works, 2016)
1. In your own words summarise the major learning points from the whole of the programme with particular reference to :
What is the importance of community? Please talk about your experience with working with diverse groups of people and how you interact with others that are different from you in a community setting.
The community I decided to research and compose this paper is one from which I live, Kent County Michigan. I gathered data from several different resources such as the Kent County Health Department and Michigan Department of Community Health in order to create a community assessment. The data I collected can be broken down into four different assessment pieces.
Community health is the process or characteristics that allow a community’s population and economy to survive. Community health is defined as the meeting of collective needs through identification of problems and
Wilkinson draws on the importance and value of community through ideas of communitarianism and individualism and impacts public health to prove that community doesn’t help with resource allocation in health. He defines community as a group of individuals who recognise their membership and identify with each other in some way, for example ethnically or religiously. He explains how individuals can be members of a variety of communities, which shows how complex issues involving community are and how it rarely values health resource allocation.
To engage ourselves in learning is to bring ourselves closer to understanding the world around us. I come from a background which encouraged learning not simply for a test or competition, but for the expansion of the proliferating mind. Learning without engagement is fruitless because it lacks the spark of curiosity required for any hope of tangible academic progression and helping the society around us. Through making learning engaging through discourse, I believe my potential contribution to the Trinity community is a rare one. Through engaging the community in conversation, ideas can be shared which ultimately leads to a deeper understanding how we can help the world through what we do in academia. My deep-rooted mission to the Trinity Community is one where I can help the college engage the wider urban community to become excited about learning, which ultimately leads to a society where the voice of the people is heard, and our work at the College will help the people to wholistically become a more intelligent
I personally believe that William James’s description of the relationship between community and the individual is remarkably insightful and accurate. It transcends time and illustrates the close symbioses that they share; one cannot exist without the other, though the individual holds a lot of the power in the relationship: they have the power to redefine community and change definitions- altering relationships and cultures to suit their needs. Community is an ever-changing, malleable force that allow humans to have the connections and friendships needed for survival. Together, the Individual and the Community are unstoppable forces of change and
This is a community profile that aims to identify a specific health improvement issue within a local geographically determined community. ‘A community profile is an attempt to describe a particular community or neighbourhood. It uses a variety of different techniques to build up a picture of the community from a number of perspectives’ (Barnardos.org.uk, 2004) including several components of a community such as its demographic characteristics, patterns and trends i.e. its epidemiology in order to make comparisons between different localities to determine areas needful of specific health improvements with the goal of improving local people’s health and reducing health inequalities. A core definition of community as distinguished by
When one thinks of community, they are likely to think of the general population of a region, or perhaps even that of the world at large. Such a person would have one right idea in mind, but not necessarily the right idea in the context of this exploration. What sets community, in this broad sense, apart from the role it plays in this project, is common interest. English vernacular dictates that “the community” is a term usually reserved for reference to people of a given region; this use of the word community exists without regard for any shared qualities beyond location. In this report, community will describe a group of individuals with commonalities in concerns, aspirations, and most importantly discourse. (cite definition source)
A discourse community comprises of a group of people, especially within a sphere of intellectual or social activity, who share common goals, who support and understand each other using their own specific language or manner of interaction whether verbal or non-verbal (Oxforddictionaries.com, 2017). Two discourse communities I consider to be a part of and that have a distinct impact on my life include my family in India, and my education at Pace university. These communities are a world apart and yet they share a common goal – my well-being and my success.
Communities deliver a sense of identity; communities satisfy our desires, and communities respect and encourage exploration of individuality. These three statements are assumptions conjectured by the romanticized imaginations of many. However, countless individuals, including Catherine Latterell, author of Remix (Reading and Composing Culture), can also agree that it’s not always reality. Often our perceptions on certain matters are distorted by worldviews obtained from social media and secondary literature. In her book, she illustrates this by providing her readers with references to articles, written by average citizens, that tell of their experiences and knowledge about distinctive communities and how they genuinely function. Catherine attempts
1. In your own words summarise the major learning points from the whole of the study programme with particular reference to:
A key element that cuts across major definitions of public health is the concept of populations or society or communities. A community, as defined by Phil Bartle (n.d) is a sociological construct that describes a set of human actions; interactions and human behaviours that have meaning and expectations between its members. These actions are usually based on shared expectations,
Communities are affected, and in a sense defined by, forces that affect community members and their space. The forces can range from outside organizations such as the government and large corporations … These components of the community vary infinitely, and thus no two communities are the same; even a given community is not the same over time (Cnaan & Milofsky, p. 1)