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Canadian Public Health Association

April 17, 2019 1:00pm

Community engagement in public health


  • Lisa Attygalle, Tamarack Institute
  • Heather Keam, Tamarack Institute

Community engagement is a central component of population health interventions. Current evidence suggests that community engagement can improve user satisfaction, lead to more appropriate programs, and increase access to community strengths and resources. The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion includes “strengthening community action” as one of its five action areas. In this webinar, Lisa Attygalle and Heather Keam will discuss the importance of authentic engagement, how to plan for community engagement and share key strategies, tools and resources for mobilizing the community to collectively work together to achieve your public health goals.