We recently recevied word that an updated version of a primer called Principles of Community Engagement has been made available to the public. This resource provides health professionals, researchers, and community-based organizations with a science base and practical guidance for engaging partners (aka: the community) in projects of all kinds. This primer has a health sector focus but the tools can be used universally for those leading efforts to improve population health through community engagement.
Find this resource (and many more) in the library under community engagement. Or go directly to the primer.
The chapters included in the primer are:
Chapter 1: Community Engagement: Definitions and Organizing Concepts from the Literature
Chapter 2: Principles of Community Engagement
Chapter 3: Successful Examples in the Field
Chapter 4: Managing Organizational Support for Community Engagement
Chapter 5: Challenges in Improving Community Engagement in Research
Chapter 6: The Value of Social Networking in Community Engagement
Chapter 7: Program Evaluation and Evaluating Community Engagement