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Increasing collaboration among faith groups

Community engagement evidence review

Connecting through cooking

Empowering young women to check their boobs

The power of volunteering

Increasing youth voter registration

Coaching ethnography with children and young families

How menstruation affects sports participation

Testing ways of improving driver behaviour

Raising the profile of women and girls in STEM

Finding new ways for public engagement

Tackling unconscious bias at work

Increasing food fortification in Pakistan

Improving the rail industry image

Health Foundation

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As part of the Health Foundation’s aim to promote healthy lives for all, the Collaboration for Wellbeing and Health has been set up to take collective, cross-sector action on the wider determinants of health.

This report includes the findings of a rapid review of the evidence for the role of community engagement in addressing inequalities across the wider determinants of health.

Our research questions were:

  1. Is there evidence that initiatives addressing the wider determinants of health are more effective when they incorporate community engagement?
  2. How are the outcomes of community engagement work characterised (e.g. short-term vs long term impacts, impact at individual, community and organisational level, primary vs. secondary outcomes)?
  3. What are the enablers and barriers to effective community engagement?
  4. What different evaluation and learning approaches are required to understand the impact or effectiveness of community engagement approaches?

The research was conducted by Madeleine Maxwell and Katherine Jennings in collaboration with Sarah Lawson and Kathleen Smit from the Health Foundation in 2020.

The report has been designed for publication by Paul David Price from Common Collective.

You can download the report by clicking on the image below: