August 11th, 2014

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

By Miguel Valdez Soto

Why Engage the Community

  • Research has shown that in programs that involve high levels of community
    participation and control, there is greater participation in health improvement
    activities.
  • Community engagement builds “social capital” -- social ties, networks, and support --
    which is associated with better community health and well-being.
  • Participatory decision-making can uncover and mobilize community assets, strengths,
    and resources that would have been otherwise overlooked.

http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~pbd/pdfs/Community_Engagement_Strategies.pdf

Tags: Research, Research awarnes and dissemination

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