Summit 4 Accelerating Action Report: Catalyzing Cross-Sectoral Partnerships and Community Engagement

The fourth in the CDC Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Action: The Future of Public Health series, this summit brought together nearly 1,500 participants that discussed the value of community partnerships—including those partnerships with communities most impacted by health inequities and with agencies, organizations and businesses whose work intersects with and supports public health. This document frames the discussion as well as an initial list of actions suggested for a variety of sectors and stakeholders, including academia, federal agencies, business partners, and communities.

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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.

Multi-Sector Collaboration

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Communities and Neighborhoods