Once you have gotten things going, what does it take to sustain the effort? (53k). A major article goes over the problem in detail with people who have field experience, and a major study gives some further pointers. (5k)
A broad "how to" article will give you the basics of how a healthcare system can begin to build a healthier community - and much of what we say here can be used by governments, ecucational instutions, in fact anyone who sets out to create change beyond their own gates. (29k)
Examples from around the world
Projects from around the country and around the world give some powerful examples of how communities can re-build themselves. (23k)
Four case studies of community transformation recount the process in much greater detail.
One method of making a healthy community is to build it from the ground up. Disney's effort to do just that is profiled in Celebration: Technostalgia (27k) and in What if you could build it? which looks specifically at Celebration Health, Florida Hospital's radical collaboration with Disney (25k)
As part of its healthy community initiative, Healthy Valley 2000 is creating an Electronic Valley to create an information and communication system on the Internet that links together all segments of a community of six towns in Connecticut with a combined population of 100,000. The site includes links to other healthy community sites.
Judith Kurland, the driving force behind Healthy Boston, addresses the "art of inclusion" in gathering coalitions. (8k)
The head of the U.S.-China Educational Institute, Hanmin Liu, who has investigated collaborative projects around the world, gives a brief point of view about what makes collaboration work. (3k)
Marilu McPhedran, former head of Healthy Toronto, talks politics - and survival. (9k)
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