Community Engagement

ACHIEVE Healthy Communities
ACHIEVE fosters collaborative partnerships between city and county health officials, city and county government, tribal programs, parks and recreation departments, local YMCAs, local health-related coalitions, and other representatives from the school, business, health, and community sectors to implement improvements.

The Collective Leadership Framework: A Workbook for Cultivating and Sustaining Community Change.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation publication.

Health in My Hometown: A Youth Photovoice Project
This is video is a project of the Statewide Health Improvement Program. It comes from a youth point of view but it would be a great goal to make a similar video from the viewpoint of people 50+.

Mark Hyman’s TED Talk: Community = Cure
Unhealthy lifestyles have brought on a social epidemic of “diabesity,” says author Mark Hyman, and community-driven solutions may be the only way out. Hyman presented this TED Talk in 2012.

National Rural Health Association
Information about the challenges rural Americans face in health care.

Overview of Civic Engagement Operating Frameworks (pdf)
Looks at different approaches to civic engagement, how they differ, and relevant uses for each approach. From the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Stratis Health’s Palliative Care in Rural Minnesota Communities
StratisHealth established this initiative to bring community-based palliative care to rural Minnesota communities. They originally supported 10 rural Minnesota communities and have sense expanded to additional communities. They say “managing a serious illness ‘take a village'”. The website has rich resources about their approach and impact.

Connection to Transform Communities Conference 2013
This conference, sponsored by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and Allina Health, focused on how to engage individuals and communities for health and wellness. Many of the PowerPoints used are available here.