- Meaningfully and mutually working toward partnership’s shared vision
- Valuing sustained relationships and trust building
- Developing capacity of all partners
Engagement is a process for working collaboratively with stakeholders, such as patients, healthcare providers, public health leaders, policymakers, and communities. The Center for Community Health (CCH) embraces the use of many forms of engagement, such as informing, consulting, involving, collaborating, and empowering. These forms of engagement should span research, education, service, and policy change, with the ultimate goal of achieving translatable and sustainable solutions that improve health. Although our approaches may vary, the center endorses five overriding principles of engagement in all that we and others do. These principles, developed in collaboration with CCH partners and stakeholders, are the foundation for trusting relationships and sustainable partnerships, ensuring that collaboratively identified goals are achieved in ways that are rewarding for all partners.
For a pdf verision of our principles, you can download them here.