Community resources are an inherent part of capacity building. Identifying and analyzing the types of resources within a community provides you, as a health educator, a unique insight toward community health and well being. These activities also help you determine what resources a community may be lacking, as well as identify ways to obtain these missing and needed resources. For this Discussion, select a health issue in your community or in a community with which you are familiar.
Post by Day 3 the health issue you selected and an explanation of your selected community’s strengths and weaknesses in alleviating this health issue. Explain how you would address at least one of the weaknesses. Also, explain the resources available or lacking to improve the health issue.
Remember to begin interacting with your colleagues in the Discussion no later than Day 5 and continue engaging through Day 7 by providing additional ways a health educator could address the weakness your colleague has identified. Suggest additional resources to improve the health issue. Also, suggest how you would obtain the resources that your colleague’s selected community is lacking.
Support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.