What are some tips for creating a community service program regarding communicable diseases, finances, and shelter?
One of the things that you may want to narrow down first is what disease are you going to focus on? Historically people have used STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) as an area to examine. Depending on the illness, you will have an easier time politically - politically both in terms of government and community support for your project. Other illnesses such as cholera, meningitis, yellow fever and more currently Lyme disease, Ebola and a resurgence of measles and tuberculosis are diseases that are more likely to get support for creating programs around and you should be able to find information on. I'd first check the United Nations (www.un.org), World Health Organization (WHO) (www.who.int) and if in the United States, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (www.cdc.gov) for information in existing programs to get some ideas as to how to shape the program you are designing as well as to see where there may be resources to help support your efforts. The CDC as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States have a series of grants to help with outreach of major illnesses and often are already doing work in local communities. Depending on the disease you are focusing on, there is likely to be a ...
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