Health for all is a priority social goal set by the World Health Organization. In an international agreement, the world community has agreed to address global health needs through primary health care. Key to primary health care is community health development, a social systems approach to health care based on sociological concepts. This article defines community health, discusses primary health care, and examines the application of selected sociological principles to community health development practice.
"Community Health and Development: Applying Sociological Concepts to Practice,"
Sociological Practice: Vol. 8
, Article 13.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/socprac/vol8/iss1/13