Basics of Community Engagement

Tools for Engagement

On-line Training

  • University of Kansas
    Eight on-line training modules for Community Health Improvement aimed at staff from state and local health departments, hospital staff, non-profit organizations and community leaders and members.
  • UC San Diego
    Two on-line tutorials to provide guidance for Investigators for interacting and partnering with Community members.
  • Mayo Clinic
    Five on-line courses aimed at increasing knowledge and application of community-engaged research methods.
  • Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
    A series of toolkits and resources to assist community-engaged research efforts.
  • University of Kansas
    The Community Tool Box is a resource of over 7000 pages of information through which you can obtain practical, step-by-step guidance in community-building skills.

Methods for partnering with community-based organizations and clinicians from UC San Francisco

Tools for Dissemination

Community Engagement and Environmental Health

  • Healthy People Environmental Health
    Environmental health consists of preventing or controlling disease, injury, and disability related to the interactions between people and their environment. The Healthy People 2020 Environmental Health objectives focus on 6 themes, each of which highlights an element of environmental health. Creating health-promoting environments is complex and relies on continuing research to understand more fully the effects of exposure to environmental hazards on people’s health.
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet (including environmental health). Their mission is to help the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public's health.
  • The PHI mission is to generate and promote research, leadership and partnerships to build capacity for strong public health policy, programs, systems and practices, particularly in California, but also nationally and world-wide. PHI educates the public and policy makers about the impacts of climate change on public health. Supported by a diverse group of funders, PHI offers technical expertise on a broad range of environmental health issues.
  • The membership of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) include the 2,800 local health departments across the United States. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives. NACCHO developed the Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH), a methodology to guide local communities in identifying and addressing environmental health priorities. NACCHO also has e-learning modules on community environmental health assessment.
  • APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. They speak out about public health issues and policies backed by science. They publish a practical guide book which can be used to help prepare the public health community for the challenges of climate change. This guidebook is a translation of a six-part webinar series hosted by APLA and CDC.

How to Seek Assistance

Assistance about community engagement strategies and dissemination ideas at UC Davis