Find commonality. Think long-term. Remain open to learning. This is some of the advice leaders from national initiatives give to organizations working to maintain collaborative efforts to improve community health in the latest installment of Communities Joined in Action’s “Take-Home Advice from Community Initiatives Improving Health & Equity” series.
Nationally, a large number of philanthropically funded initiatives are working to bring together multisector collaborators to test innovative ways to achieve improved health outcomes for all people. These catalysts and community organizations can learn from each other’s experiences in working to improve health, well-being, and equity.
The August 2017 update, “Matching Communities with National Catalyst Organizations to Improve Population Health,” highlights the work of 11 catalyst organizations, and features lessons learned from leaders of these initiatives.
“By sharing these insights, CJA hopes to engage community organizations to help them successfully achieve their goals of improving health and health equity,” says Ashley Jones, GHPC’s operations manager and co-chair for CJA’s national conference planning committee. “CJA believes sharing best practices and tools can spread knowledge useful to community collaboratives as they work to eliminate health disparities.”
Stay tuned for more regular updates filled with usable, take-home advice intended to aid local efforts working to improve community health and well-being.
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