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Community engagement can take many forms, and partners can include organized groups, agencies, institutions, or individuals. Collaborators may be engaged in health promotion, research, or policymaking.

Community engagement can also be seen as a continuum of community involvement. Most notably, while community engagement may be achieved during a time-limited project, it frequently involves — and often evolves into — long-term partnerships that move from the traditional focus on a single health issue to address a range of social, economic, political, and environmental factors that affect health.


Increase Level of Community Involvement, Impact, Trust, and Communication Flow Chart

Why is Community Engagement important?

"Community engagement enables better understanding
of communities' needs and aspirations."

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