Engaging with communities-Lessons (Re)learned from COVID-19

Lloyd Michener, Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Philip M. Alberti, Manuel J. Castaneda, Brian C. Castrucci, Lisa Macon Harrison, Lauren S. Hughes, Al Richmond, Nina Wallerstein

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has underscored longstanding societal differences in the drivers of health and demonstrated the value of applying a health equity lens to engage at-risk communities, communicate with them effectively, share data, and partner with them for program implementation, dissemination, and evaluation. Examples of engagement-across diverse communities and with community organizations; tribes; state and local health departments; hospitals; and universities-highlight the opportunity to apply lessons from COVID-19 for sustained changes in how public health and its partners work collectively to prevent disease and promote health, especially with our most vulnerable communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberE65
JournalPreventing Chronic Disease
StatePublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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