Reimagining Strategy In The Context Of The COVID-19 Crisis: A Triage Tool

This article covers a tool created to help leaders begin or refine the process of reordering community priorities and reshaping the work of community institutions and initiatives in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.