Tools and resources for community engagement
Many tools exist to support engagement practices. The MDH Community Engagement Unit has developed the resources below; if you would like us to connect you with additional resources, please contact the Center for Public Health Practice.
Principles of authentic community engagement: These principles can shift consideration of who is involved, how they work together, and how progress happens.
Community engagement knowledge, skills, and abilities assessment for public health professionals: This assessment supports public health professionals to advance health equity by understanding key competencies for authentic engagement.
Resource Library for Advancing Health Equity in Public Health: This library of resources for community health boards and local health departments contains a number of community engagement tools, and can help you strengthen community health partnerships or health initiatives with a focus on community participation.