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Community engagement - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Community engagement

Community engagement as a public health practice: Community engagement is a strong value and fundamental practice of public health. Learn more about the community health assessment (CHA), community health improvement plan (CHIP), cross-sectoral partnerships, and tools to facilitate and increase community engagement.

Supporting health equity through community engagement: Genuine engagement with the community is one way to assure public health recognizes needed changes and takes appropriate action. Learn more about the importance of engagement to equity, communities co-creating their own healthy futures, and more.

Stories of engagement: We engage people in a variety of ways, and keep each community and health issue in mind. Here, find examples of engagement initiatives and partnerships.

Community engagement at MDH: Learn more about how MDH is striving to listen authentically to and partner with communities in order to advance health equity.

Getting involved with MDH: MDH involves people like you to inform and support its work. Learn more about advisory committees, program work groups, grant decision panels, rulemaking, partnerships, policy development, and more.

Tools and resources: Many tools exist to support engagement practices, and the MDH Community Engagement Unit has developed these and others to assist you in your practice.

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