Creating the Healthiest Nation: Opportunity Youth

This fact sheet focuses on “opportunity youth,” also referred to as disconnected youth, the risk factors for and impact of youth disconnection, and provides strategies for reengaging youths.

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Community Assessment and Engagement

Community assessment is a systematic process by which a community’s health status and related factors are examined; it is used to identify problems and assets in a community. Through community engagement, stakeholders work together to address health-related issues and promote well-being with the goal of improving health outcomes. These two processes work hand-in-hand to facilitate health improvements. COVID-19 has changed the assessment landscape in many ways–introducing new challenges for engagement, upending pre-pandemic implementation plans, and necessitating new and updated data to understand emerging health impacts and needs.

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Public Health