Community Engagement 2-Part Learning Collaborative Series

Jul 14, 2022  01:00 PM  EST

This 2-part series will address areas of planning, implementing and evaluating community engagement efforts and discuss both barriers and strategies to building impactful community-based public health programs. Although this series is geared toward nurses, given the interdisciplinary context of community engagement and the content being shared, sessions are open and relevant to all health care workers and providers.

Registration for this Forum is now closed.



Session 1: June 30th →  Creating equitable and effective community programs 

This session will explore program planning and creation primarily in community-based and health-focused settings. This step-by-step session will introduce attendees to successful program creation through careful plan development, thoughtful budgeting and grant writing, volunteer recruitment, and program goals. By establishing timelines, working in partnership with community members, building and maintaining community trust, looking at who is at the table making decisions, and analyzing case studies, attendees will delve into what makes a program successful – or not – and how to ensure programs are meeting actual community needs.

Session 2: July 14th → Equitable and effective community programs: Evaluation and future steps

This session will establish clear and useful outcomes to evaluate community-based and community-driven programs, suggest methods to analyze programs, data, and participant feedback, and use that data to make informed decisions about future programming. This step-by-step session will guide attendees through ethical and meaningful program evaluation to maximize community engagement and community effectiveness. Using case studies and existing frameworks, this overview will help current and aspiring program managers work effectively with communities, hospital systems, interdisciplinary teams, and other diverse groups to assess interventions, maximize resources, and keep staff and members engaged.



Enza Rocco, JD, MSW
Enza Rocco, JD, MSWHealth Care Ethics Consultant

Enza Rocco, JD, MSW, M.Bioethics is an experienced professor in higher education specializing in ethics, food justice, end-of-life care, social responsibility of medicine, equity and access in health care, and public health. She is a nationally-recognized health care ethics consultant and invited speaker. She is a skilled advocate in food justice and legal and ethical issues in end-of-life care. Enza works to make healthy food accessible to all people and advance policy changes that promote equity and dignity.


Continuing Education Credits

Registration is free of charge and 1.5 CEU will be offered for each training. Learn more here. 

This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.



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