Community Engagement

Local health departments are the governmental agencies that focus on the health and well being of every person in their jurisdiction, or community. Vested with statutory powers and responsibilities that enable their role, local health departments regularly engage and mobilize community partners—from elected officials and the media, to representatives from the school, health, business and non-profit sectors—to address local public health challenges.

If public health is about communities, engaging the community is the crux of local health department communications.

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Partnerships and Coalitions

The secret to every effective partnership is communications.

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Partnerships and Coalitions

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Strengthening Partnerships

Local health departments should facilitate numerous ways for partners to voice their opinions.

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Strengthening Partnerships

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Achieving Group Results

Communications success in a partnership or coalition generally requires careful negotiations.

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Achieving Group Results

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Making Presentations

The key to effective presentations is preparation.

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Making Presentations