Community Development

Community Development

Health is directly connected to social variables within a community. Communities are social organizations made up of social networks, relationships and culture interactions. Communities are organized rather than organic. Meaning that they exist only through the people and groups interacting within them. Communities are therefore social systems made up of learned behaviors, including health and lifestyle behaviors that can be studied and improved through the right legislation within the process of community development. 

     My focus will always be to work hard to understand the needs of each individual community within District 5.  One of my main job functions as a U.S. Congressman will be to bring a diverse group of District 5 citizens together to find common ground in developing healthier communities. 

     As your U.S. Congressman, I will introduce legislation to build healthier communities by developing and strengthening the various community advancements that exist within the community structure, such as affordable housing, jobs for the future, healthcare, education, transportation and taking care of our veterans and elderly. This involves initiating community action by building social relationships and using community resources like technology and political capital to develop beneficial social health changes. 

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