Cover: Assessing Meaningful Community Engagement

Assessing Meaningful Community Engagement

A Conceptual Model to Advance Health Equity Through Transformed Systems for Health

Published in: National Academy of Medicine Perspectives (2022). doi: 10.31478/202202c

Posted on Feb 15, 2022

by Dmitry Khodyakov

A new NAM Perspectives commentary features a novel conceptual model created by an interdisciplinary group of community leaders that can be used to assess community engagement. With principles of community engagement at the center, the conceptual model features domains of measurable outcomes including strengthened partnerships and alliances, expanded knowledge, improved health and health care programs and policies, and thriving communities. The conceptual model can be used to inform, guide, and measure community engagement—and reminds all parties that meaningful engagement comes from communities being at the center.

Research conducted by

This report is part of the RAND external publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.