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community

Miquel Porta

Edited by John M. Last

in A Dictionary of Public Health

Second edition


Published online May 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191844386

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A group of people; e.g., a neighborhood, village, or municipal or rural region or a social group with a unifying common interest or trait, loosely organized into a recognizable unit; a vague but useful term. There is often a sense of belonging, mutual self-interest, and perhaps activism that may lead to collective community action on issues and problems of concern. Elected or otherwise identifiable community leader(s) may represent, advocate on behalf of, and decide issues of importance to the community when it interacts with other groups or persons....

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Subjects: Medicine and Health ; Public Health and Epidemiology

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