THRIVE: Tool for Health & Resilience in Vulnerable Environments - Minnesota Dept. of Health

THRIVE: Tool for Health & Resilience in Vulnerable Environments

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About this Resource
When to Use It
Things to Consider
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Practices Addressed

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THRIVE is a resource for engaging community leaders and residents, public health practitioners, and professionals across multiple sectors to improve the community conditions that affect health. It is a framework for understanding how structural drivers play out at the community level to impact health and safety, as well as a tool for engaging others in assessing community conditions, prioritizing them, and taking action to change them.

The THRIVE approach includes five components:

  1. Engage and partner
  2. Foster shared understanding and commitment
  3. Assess
  4. Plan and act
  5. Measure progress

When to Use

‚ÄčLocal public health staff with responsibility for community engagement and/or health equity efforts could use this tool to make the case for addressing health equity, to assess a community's or neighborhood's assets or needs, and to collaborate with community members to develop ideas for advancing health equity.

Things to Consider

There are six documents related to THRIVE. Although some sections in each document are the same, you should download and review all of the documents prior to implementation.

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THRIVE: Tool for Health & Resilience in Vulnerable Environments

Practices Addressed by This Resource

Img   Build a shared understanding and commitment to health equity
Img   Develop organizational knowledge and skills to advance health equity
Img   Align programs, resources with organization commitment to health equity
Img   Work in true partnership across the community
Img   Improve data collection, analysis, and use to advance health equity