Creating a Healthy Community: A Handbook
Publication Number: CRD-00012
Author/Sponsor: Larry Dickerson, Anthony Nakazawa, Cornelia Butler Flora, Edgar Boone, Sharon Gulick, Johanna Reed Adams, Steve Jeanetta and Edgar Blatchford
Price: FREE WEB-ONLY
This handbook presents the basic concepts of the capacity approach to community development, which helps communities grow by finding and building upon their strengths. It describes the holistic approach to community development and the asset-based approach to economic development and sustainability. There is also detailed information on developing and implementing a strategic plan and a chapter on the importance of evaluation as a tool for measuring progress.