CHW Midterm 1

  1. Community
    a collective of people with common: values and mutual concern for development and well being of group or geographical area
  2. Aspects of Health
    realize aspirations, cope with environment, social personal and physical capabilities
  3. Wellness
    includes freedom from disease and quality of life
  4. Community
    "a collective of people identified by common values & mutual concern for the development & well-being of their group or geographical area" (Green & Kreuter, 1991)
  5. Health Promotion
    Promote health, wellness, and fitness, including education and service provision, that stimulates the public to engage in healthy behaviors. (APTA)
  6. Health
    extent to which an individual or group is able to realize aspirations & satisfy needs & to change or cope with the environment; positive concept emphasizing social & personal resources, & physical capacities (WHO, 1986)-
  7. Fitness
    dynamic physical state-compromising cardiovascular/pulmonary endurance; muscle strength, power, endurance and flexibility; relaxation; and body composition- that allows optimal and efficient performance of daily and leisure activities (APTA)
  8. APTA's new vision statement
    Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience
  9. Community Model of Practice
    Supports individual and community growth simultaneously- empowering consumers, professionals as facilitators... Not relying on a system to fix you
  10. Threats to a community
    • Disease
    • Injury
    • Disability
    • Social Isolation
    • Low educational attainment
    • unemployment
    • poverty
    • overcrowding
    • violence
    • pollution
    • crime
    • racism
    • discrimination
    • lack of cultural competency
  11. Seven dimensions of wellness
    Physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, vocational/occupational, environmental
  12. Wellness model recognizes that we are ___ human beings
  13. Describe the various component of a community initiative.
    • a. Address economic, social, & political factors affecting health
    • b. Change community norms (expectations)
    • c. Contribute to reducing health risks & mortality than individual interventions alone
    • d. Include the members at risk in a planning process that states clear goals & objectives
    • e. Interventions are built upon traditional practices & cultural norms and are varied to suit more diversity
    • f. Intervention strategies are based on the NEEDS & input of the community
    • g. Include an ongoing evaluation & adjustment process to measure outcomes
  14. What are the various attributes that a PT would need to work successfully in the community?
    • a. Professional autonomy
    • b. Flexibility & tolerance for ambiguity
    • c. Collaboration & excellent interpersonal communication
    • d. Strong organizational skills & problem solving skills
    • e. Ability to network
    • f. Program planning & evaluation skills
    • g. Good public relations skills & awareness
    • h. Comfort with indirect service provision
    • i. Grant-writing skills
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CHW Midterm 1
CHW Midterm 1