San Diego State University Community Health Action Plan


The goal is to help public health professionals understand how an array of disciplines in biological and social sciences contribute to public health policies, programs, and approaches to building health and well-being in communities and the population as a whole.The the success of a community action plan  hinges not only on strong leadership but also on an interdisciplinary approach to community involvement.

  • Watch either the video below or peruse the website, (Links to an external site.)
  • Description: The California Endowment’s film crew put together this short piece about the Building Healthy Communities Initiative. The City Heights Community Congress features prominently.
  • Identify at least four strategies that you might use to increase and maintain community involvement in solving a public health issue in your own community. (Think back to the issue you mentioned in the Getting Started Introduction assignment.)
  • State the public health issue and the four strategies you would use.