Working together and building trust is the backbone for almost every process. To create the best policy and change it is necessary to include those who will be most affect. Community engagement helps to provide effective outcomes that many can agree on. Community engagement is not a one size fits all, it comes in many shapes and sizes. What works for one group may not work for another that is important for ACHs to remember as they embark on community engagement.
The North Sound Accountable Community of Health worked with Liz Baxter, MPH of Oregon Public Health Institute who prepared a white paper on the background of community engagement and recommendations for the NSACH.