Community Health Promotion
The Application Assignment for this week is intended to focus on the Walden mission and to encourage you to consider personal or community action you could take in order to affect meaningful change in the health of individuals in your community. To prepare for this Application Assignment, locate at least four organizations that contribute to the health of your own community. For each, consider how you might participate in any of their activities—how you could make a difference personally. Examples of ways that you could personally foster a change in your community include: Buying locally grown produce Donating food to community organizations Building homes for the underprivileged Volunteering at an after-school program To complete this Application Assignment, write a 1- to 2-page paper that includes the following: A list of the four organizations you located. Describe the mission or purpose of each. (Some examples or organizations and non-profits are listed in the website area). Select one of the organizations for which you might like to volunteer or make some kind of contribution. Then describe the type(s) of personal actions you could take, with the support of the organization, to contribute to your community. Explain why you chose these particular actions and how this involvement aligns with Walden’s mission. If you are already involved in community service activities, name and describe the organization with which you work. Also explain how you contribute to the organization’s activities. Note: The purpose of this Application is to encourage you to begin thinking about what you might do to contribute to your community. You are not required to volunteer or take part in any activities. The objective is to begin thinking about ways you could apply the Walden mission. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate.
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