Community Engagement to Advance Health Equity: Strategies and Tips
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This paper highlights lessons learned from local efforts to advance health equity through policy, systems, and environmental change strategies, a key component of which is community engagement. Grantee organizations share success stories and lessons learned from their projects, which other organizations could apply to their work. It provides a definition of community engagement, identifies key ingredients for effective community engagement, common challenges, ways to build organizational capacity, and first steps. The document also lists additional community engagement resources.
When to Use
This report is broadly accessible and useful for public health professionals at various stages in their professional development.
For professionals and organizations new to community engagement, it provides valuable tips for getting started, and advice about how to overcome common challenges and barriers.
For the more experienced professional, this resource frames traditional community engagement activities through a health equity lens, raising key points specific to that context.
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|Authentically engage with the community|