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Leveraging Community Expertise to Advance Health Equity

This report examines how governments and organizations adopt community engagement approaches to collaborate and share power with communities that experience health inequities. Drawing on interviews with representatives from national organizations and stakeholders in four states, researchers identified principles and strategies that help build trust with and engage community members, including ensuring sufficient and flexible funding and cross-sector support, dedicating time and patience, and forging continuity, and fighting structural racism more broadly.