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Empowered Learning

By Tim Schwantes and Abby Lowe-Wilson on February 21st, 2018

When we’re all teachers, everyone learns. Accelerating health equity, addressing social determinants of health, and advancing community-led action are built on individual and organizational exchanges that require two-way interaction. These exchanges can happen anywhere—in council chambers, institutions, businesses, and even in the streets. But too often, local forums, meetings, and engineered “community engagement” (however that […]

When “Community Engagement” Becomes a Roadblock

By Joanne Lee on February 14th, 2018

Only when we understand that effective community engagement builds from existing community agency, rather than creating it, can we truly achieve sustainable, community-led outcomes.