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Community Engagement

Genuine community engagement is a cornerstone of cultural and linguistic competence and effective and efficient outcomes for service delivery. If you do not have input or support from all members of the community, you cannot develop programs, services, and supports that meet the needs of all members of that community.

OHEA aspires to support providers by designing programs and resources that help to connect them to communities across the Commonwealth and highlight existing work from which others can learn.

Building connections with the community requires an understanding of the principles and challenges of engagement. It is also important to recognize when to reflect on, improve, and expand partnerships.  And it is especially important for organizations to see community engagement as a long term investment.  Read more in the Principles of Community Engagement from US DHHS.

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