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- Community Tool Box. (2013b). Section 9. Community action guide: Framework for addressing community goals and problems. Retrieved from http://ctb.ku.edu/en/table-of-contents/overview/model-for-community-change-and-improvement/community-action-guide/main
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Before you begin crafting your discussion response for this week, be sure to read the required materials and watch Designing Healthy Communities, Searching for Shangri-La. (Links to an external site.) This video is designed to complement the readings to give you a broad understanding of the topics covered in class.
For this final week, take your community action plan and expand your Cure and Prevention plans to support the wider communityâ€”e.g., if you are looking at a neighborhood, broaden your scope to the city or region in which you live or consider your permanent residency; if looking at a city, expand to the county, for example.
Provide some ideas on how the successes might be maintained and how the problems might be solved. For now, think in terms of a 20-30-year time period. Remember that healthy-community plans should include ideas on how to protect the city from uncontrolled growth and unhealthy construction and will always favor community building.