Rachael Dombrowski, PhD, MPH - California State University, San Marcos
AsherLev (Asher) Santos, PhD, MPIA - California State University, San Marcos
In this session, the panelists discuss the importance of building partnerships and engaging communities at the individual, organizational, and global community level. Working in partnership with individuals (e.g., community liaisons, community health workers, and promotoras) helps to create connections and serve as a bridge between public health practitioners and vulnerable communities. Collaborations at the local level are especially important in implementing policy, systems and environmental change (PSE). Partnerships at the global level are also important. This includes interactions between countries, multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations and private entities. The way priorities are decided, and action implemented, directly impact health outcomes. Specific examples from the panelists’ research including increasing physical activity among Pacific Islanders, improving healthy eating in school settings and building global partnerships to address emerging diseases.
- Define and identify different types of partnership at multiple levels of influence
- Describe how to leverage strategic partnerships toward meaningful health outcomes
- Articulate how different types and levels of strategic partnerships and community engagement can benefit your own research and/or work
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