In this study session, you have learned that:
- Implementation is the act of converting your planned health-related activities into action, according to your plan of work. Implementation is not a one-off activity, but should be continually reviewed.
- Before the implementation of your plan, there are things that you should consider. These things include organising the community, training the labour force, and identifying and mobilising the available resources.
- Community organising is the process of developing individual and community capacity, and empowering them for collective action. In community organising, it should be possible to develop a network of relationships among people in order to create a favourable environment to work together.
- Community organisation is most often successful if you organise people according to the location, workplace or common characteristics of the participants, or their interest in the issue being addressed.
- Sometimes you may find ready-made or organised community groups. This is a good opportunity for health educators, and you should work with such groups whenever this is possible.
- Once you have organised the community, you should give them training to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to include them in health education activities.
- One big resource you have in your community is your people. Therefore, you should mobilise and involve as many local people as possible in all your planned health education activities.
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