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Public Health: Community Involvement

Examples of how the community can be involved in determining services that can be provided to targeted populations.

Specific strategies community and organizational leaders can use to ensure needs are met.

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There are several ways the community can be involved in determining services provided to specific populations. One way to involve the community is through participation in research. Health research related to health problems, levels of satisfaction with available services, and questions about health care access can all be determinants of the types of services needed within the community. Identifying the major health issues that affect a community helps those in public health determine which services to refer community members to or which services may be the best to offer by health departments and community clinics. Satisfaction with services is an indicator of how well the community is being served by health providers. ...

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Examples of how the community can be involved in determining services that can be provided to targeted populations are provided. The expert determines the specific strategies community and organizational leaders can use to ensure needs are met.

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