ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A PATH TOWARD AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE

Over the last fifty years, approximately $2.3 trillion  has been spent to alleviate global poverty. Even so, the economic disparity between the poor and the non-poor is wider and continues to grow, while restlessness grows among civil societies, and socio-political power remains in the hands of an elite few. It is this development paradox with … Continue reading ASSET-BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: A PATH TOWARD AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE

Program development in political world, its all about impact.

Impact is the difference we make in people's lives as a result of programs we conduct. To be effective, they must ultimately change people's attitudes or behavior, or benefit society in other ways. Measuring impact is part of evaluation, and it must be considered while a program is being developed, not after-the-fact. Most Extension staff … Continue reading Program development in political world, its all about impact.

Community health advocacy.

Competing health needs of diverse populations and ever shrinking resources available to support these needs often serve as the impetus for the initiation of advocacy efforts to improve community health. However, perceptions of what constitutes a community differ, as do approaches to advocacy itself. This glossary addresses five key questions: (1) What is advocacy?; (2) … Continue reading Community health advocacy.