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HLT115: Personal & Community Health (Griffith): Home


Welcome to the Research Guide for HLT 115: Personal & Community Health. This guide provides quick access to resources (books/ebooks, articles, handouts, and more) that will assist you in your research.


What is a community health program?

According to the Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health, community health programs are locally based education and treatment programs available typically to individuals who are living in poverty and/or do not have health insurance coverage. Community health programs are usually non-profit and seek funding through health department programs, donations, and government grants. Community-based health programs are typically found in communities where the services are needed the most, and the services are tailored to the populations of residents.

Community health programs and clinics provide treatment, special clinics, education, and media campaigns that target a variety of issues affecting the health of a community. Many poor populations would have no other options for treatment without such neighborhood clinics and community health programs. Typical services include testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases; gynecological and obstetrical services; well-baby checks and immunizations; treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure; substance abuse programs; and general health promotion of good nutrition and weight management.

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