Community Development

The attempt to organize and stimulate local initiative and leadership in a community to encourage change. The emphasis in community development is on local, self-determined efforts. Community development is process-oriented and emphasizes the development of skills and abilities conducive to social and health improvement. Community development ideas have been used by health educators in many countries in the world to improve health, family planning, childhood nutrition, and agriculture. See Community Organization.

Example: A community development program intended to help mothers grow vegetables to supplement family nutrition was established by allotting garden plots to families in the village and teaching the people simple gardening techniques.

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