Community Engagement: Intentionality and Health Equity
Building authentic community engagement in sexual and domestic violence prevention is an important aspect in building safe, healthy, and equitable communities. Community engagement allows the lived experiences and knowledge of community members to guide and drive solutions, and gives insight into the conditions in which community members live, work, and play. Engagement strategies that advance health equity are intentional in who is engaged, how they are engaged, and to what end they are engaged. PreventConnect and Human Impact Partners hosted a discussion about the connections between structural inequities, violence prevention, and community engagement.
- Build foundational knowledge around community engagement frameworks
- Examine and address barriers to community engagement within the sexual and intimate partner violence prevention field
- Uplift examples of partnerships between public health and community organizers for violence prevention
- Amber Akemi Piatt, Human Impact Partners