The Community Development Model
Action for Healthy Communities uses a community development model, a dynamic involving people applying different methods (See Diagram 1). Led by the AHC vision and mission, staff and volunteers engage with individuals and groups to continue reflection and learning to eventually sustain actions that create community health and well-being (see Diagram 2). This process allows people to connect across cultures and ability levels to collectively identify community issues, create strategies, and apply effective solutions to those issues.
Using this model, AHC makes it possible for the following to happen: