Community Health and Disease Prevention
Working With Communities Assignment
In this Assignment, you will explore the connection between helping groups and communities to gain empowerment through capacity building and community action. As a current or future public health practitioner, you will continually be called upon to identify the common needs and shared concerns of a community in the management of health programs.
In this assignment, you will be completing a multi-part assignment.
To prepare for this assignment:
• Analyse the different levels of community-based interaction in health programs; use Laverack’s (2007, Chapter 2) ladder to help with your thinking on this complex subject.
• Analyse the different theories and models of health promotion practice. • Critique the link between capacity building and empowerment.
Write a 2,000-word paper that uses your professional judgement and the evidence provided in the L Resources below in to address the following:
Part 1: • Critique the strategies that you might use to engage with an identified community to address, for example, an infectious disease prevention program, such as for dengue fever.
Part 2: • Analyse the steps that you might use to involve the community in the management of a disease prevention program, identify local needs and to build the capacity of its members.
Part 3: • Analyse models or approaches in health promotion that you might use to educate and motivate the community • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the approaches that you have identified in the design of the program. ( This section is about you critiquing the advantages and disadvantages of approaches to health promotion as part of your analysis of approaches and models that you might use to educate and motivate the community.)
• Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the different levels of community based interaction in community health programs.
• Demonstrates the ability to interpret and analyse the different theories and models of health promotion.
• Demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge of theories and models to an existing community health problem when working with communities.
• Demonstrates critical reasoning and analysis skills.
• Addresses General Assessment Criteria:
o Provides a lucid introduction
o Shows a sophisticated understanding of the key issues
• Shows the ability to interpret relevant information and literature in relation to your chosen topic
o Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts
o Shows evidence of reading beyond the key reading
• Justifies any conclusions reached with well-formed arguments not merely assertion
o Provides a conclusion or summary
o Use of academic writing and presentation and grammar
• Complies with normal academic standards of legibility, referencing and bibliographical details (including reference list) •
Is written clearly with accurate spelling, grammar and sentence and paragraph construction
o Appropriate citation and referencing used (using APA style)
Laverack, G. (2007). Health Promotion Practice: Building empowered communities. London, England: Open University Press
Laverack, G. (2009). Public Health: power, empowerment and professional practice (2nd ed.). London, England Palgrave Macmillan
Sommerfeld, J., & Zhou, X.-N. (Series Eds.) (2014). Community-based interventions for the prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty (Series). Retrieved from Infectious Diseases of Poverty website: http://www.idpjournal.com/SERIES/CBI
Arshad, A., Salam, R. A., Lassi, Z. S., Das, J. K., Naqvi, I., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2014). Community based interventions for the prevention and control of tuberculosis. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 3, 27.Retrieved from Infectious Diseases of Poverty website: http://www.idpjournal.com/content/3/1/27
Salam, R. A., Das, J. K., Lassi, Z. S., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2014). Impact of community-based interventions for the prevention and control of malaria on intervention coverage and health outcomes for the prevention and control of malaria. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 3, 25. Retrieved from http://www.idpjournal.com/content/3/1/25
Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., Arshad, A., Maredia, H., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2014). Community based interventions for the prevention and control of Non-Helmintic NTD. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 3, 24.Retrieved from http://www.idpjournal.com/content/3/1/24