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Individual Factors that Affect Public Health

Every individual affects the community in some way. What individual factors (personal characteristics, genetics, developmental stage of life, lifestyle) affect community/public health? What can advocates, policymakers and others do to promote habits that will improve community health.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started in this particular task, I suggest making a concise narrative for an answer using this simple outline:

1. About Social Agency - to explain impact of people to community and vice-versa, 100 words
2. Individual Factors example - 100 words
3. Promotion of habits - 100 words

This outline should yield around 300 words which should cover what you need.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Community Health & Socialization

To understand how we impact our communities and how our communities impact us, we don't have to look no further than the concept of socialization. Socialization is the process whereby we as individuals acquire cultural and social skills essential for us to survive in society - language, knowledge, traditions, ways of doing, thinking and making, views about the world, religion, philosophies - all these we learn 2 ways: formally and informally. At home we learn from our parents & relatives, in school from our teachers and from our classmates, in the community - in church, in market places, in sports clubs, in restaurants - generally in places or sites where human interaction happens. When we interact, we talk to each other, we learn from each other. Just as we observe others, they also observe us and we together experience the interaction. How we react in it, what we learn from it leads us to create meaning, new ideas and ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of public health in communities in relation to the notion of socialization and social agency - how we as individuals are shaped and impacted by our communities and how we impact our community back in the process of social dynamics. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.