Healthy Community: 100 families trained on health, nutrition and hygiene for children and adults with Intellectual disability, Kicukiro District- (11-12/11/2019).
A healthy community does not necessarily have high health outcomes but places health high on the social and political agenda, and it strives for equitable access to such basic prerequisites for health as peace, balanced diet, shelter, clean air and water, adequate resources, education, income, a safe physical environment and social supports.
For a community to function at the level defined by the World Health Organization and approach the lofty goals of Tocqueville and Addams, it requires people with power, citizens, instead of clients or consumers. The hbcontrols roots of these two words demonstrate a profound difference in meaning. A client is controlled, and a citizen holds power
pivot. A community magnifies the power of citizens, and it is social involvement and participation that improves a person’s perceived control, individual coping capacity, health behaviors, and health status.
These dynamics between the federal healthcare system and community healthcare providers suggest at least four values that will enhance cooperation of community members within a federally funded healthcare project.
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