Monday, July 25, 2011

Principles of Community Engagement, 2nd Edition

The new National Institutes of Health publication, Principles of Community Engagement, 2nd Edition updates and expands the 1997 booklet published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ( ). The executive summary describes the publication as a primer that "can serve as a guide for understanding the principles of community engagement for those who are developing or implementing a community engagement plan, or it can be a resource for students or faculty." The chapter headings appear below. Copies may be ordered through the Government Printing Office at

1 - Community Engagement: Definitions and Organizing Concepts from the Literature
2 - Principles of Community Engagement
3 - Successful Examples in the Field
4 - Managing Organizational Support for Community Engagement
5 - Challenges in Improving Community Engagement in Research
6 - The Value of Social Networking in Community Engagement
7 - Program Evaluation and Evaluating Community Engagement
8 - Summary

Amanda Jones
Health Equity Movement

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