Principles of Community Engagement, Second Edition
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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This primer includes eight chapters related to different aspects of effective community engagement. Chapter 1 provides an overview of community engagement; Chapter 2 outlines nine principles for effective engagement; Chapter 3 provides real life examples; Chapter 4 discusses organizational capacity for community engagement; Chapter 5 discusses engaging communities in research; Chapter 6 discusses social networking; Chapter 7 reviews evaluation practices; and Chapter 8 provides a summary.
When to Use
Use this primer when there is a need for an overview of community engagement. The authors indicate that the nine principles can be used to help plan a successful community engagement effort. It may be helpful to review Chapter 5, because the challenges in engaging communities in research are similar to challenges faced in other engagement activities (e.g., sustaining involvement of community partners). If you want a brief overview of the primer, review the Executive Summary and/or Chapter 8.
Things to Consider
The authors indicate that this primer was written as a whole, but each chapter can also stand alone and be used as needed.
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Practices Addressed by This Resource
|Develop organizational knowledge and skills to advance health equity|
|Work in true partnership across the community|