Exploring Equity in Multisector Community Health Partnerships: Proceedings of a Workshop


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The Roundtable on Population Health Improvement wanted to explore how a variety of community-based organizations create and maintain innovative and sustainable approaches to multisector community health partnerships. To do so, the roundtable hosted a workshop in Oakland, California to explore multisector community health partnerships that engage residents, reduce health disparities, and improve health and well-being. Speakers at the workshop are participants in The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Spreading Community Adopters through Learning and Evaluation (SCALE) initiative, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize Winners. Speakers shared strategies that they have learned make partnerships effective and described the challenges that residents and other stakeholders have had to overcome in order to create change in their communities. The workshop included demonstrations of interactive activities used to engage a diversity of residents in developing, leading, and sustaining equitable community partnerships. This proceedings of a workshop was prepared by designated rapporteurs in accordance with institutional guidelines as a factual summation of the sessions discussed. The one-day public workshop was hosted by the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.