|DR. GARY FERGUSON :: HEALTHY COMMUNITIES CONSULTANT|
Healthy Communities ConsuLting
DOCERE - Doctor as teacher
My work as KAANGUX̂ Consulting has been stimulating, rewarding the last few months.
The word “Doctor” has its root in the Latin word “Docere” meaning teacher.
In this spirit of Docere, I have the honor of facilitating great discussions along with teaching/motivational speaking. This past week I facilitated the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Community Development Association (APICDA) Annual Community Conference. It was a rich dialogue culminating in each community coming up with action plans relating to funding opportunities that will contribute towards community well-being. I'm jazzed to see the outcomes from the dedicated leaders from each community, as there are some awesome plans that will be deployed in the next year!
I have passion around addressing the social, economic, cultural and environmental determinants of health. Working with APICDA was a perfect fit, as we address the deeper roots of community wellness through economic development, empowering communities to lead their own change. I see myself as a catalyst in this arena, as we address the levers in helping promote community health.