Year: 1993 Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health, v.84, no.4, (July-August 1993), p.237-240 SIEC No: 19980274

In this article, community development is defined as the process of organizing &/or supporting community groups in identifying their health issues, planning & acting upon strategies for social action/change & gaining increased self-reliance & decision-making power as a result of their activities. 5 components of community development are described. The necessity of conflict & collaboration are discussed. 9 conditions which describe effective partnerships are briefly outlined. (15 refs.)