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© Photography by Blaine Franger / www.BlaineBethanyGallery.com

AUTHENTIC
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

ASK, LISTEN, RESPOND

This part of the recipe is critical. It is the foundation of the new paradigm we are building.

It is neither complicated, nor complex. But, it is the basis upon which everything else is built. Every

person is an expert in their own lived experience. We elevate and honor that. 

 

The best way to create health is to ask people what they need to thrive. All too often decisionsare made for the people impacted by negative determinants of health. By changing this paradigm to include people that are most impacted in the process of identifying needs and finding solutions has led tobetter informed providers and more responsive programs.  It has also helped engage more community members in all of our work. 

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