COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING 3
The idea of a healthy community is informed by the environment inwhich members of the community reside in. A healthy community is theone that has access to affordable quality health services such asphysical and emotional health coupled with access to education, goodhousing, low crime rate residences and employment opportunities(Bennett et al., 2014). An example of a healthy community is thePhoenix, Arizona community. There is access to clean air sine the banon smoking in public places. Additionally, this community has accessto health services, great schools and recreational facilities, aswell as health fitness facilities such as gymnasiums.
Healthy communities have various aspects in common. To start with,healthy communities comprise of people whose physical and emotionalhealth is stable. Healthy communities have environments that enablethem to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For instance, healthycommunities, have access to affordable hospitals, great schools,employment opportunities and recreational facilities (Bennett et al.,2014). Health communities comprise of people who value their physicaland emotional health and therefore invest in their health throughhealth insurance policies.
It is evident that the idea of a healthy community from aprofessional may vary from that of the residents in a particularcommunity. As a result, it might be extremely difficult for thehealthcare provider to provide care to such people. The best approachto use in such situations is to ensure that the community is educatedon the elements of a healthy community. It is worth noting that thecommunity members may be naïve with regard to the elements of ahealthy community and therefore educating them will be essential(Bennett et al., 2014). This implies that the members of thecommunity will accept the care being provided after understanding theelements of a healthy community.
Bennett, R. G., Hale, W. D., & Hale, W. D. (2014). Buildinghealthy communities through medical-religiouspartnerships. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.