This report includes the findings of a rapid review of the evidence for the role of community engagement in addressing inequalities across the wider determinants of health.
Our research questions were:
- Is there evidence that initiatives addressing the wider determinants of health are more effective when they incorporate community engagement?
- How are the outcomes of community engagement work characterised (e.g. short-term vs long term impacts, impact at individual, community and organisational level, primary vs. secondary outcomes)?
- What are the enablers and barriers to effective community engagement?
- What different evaluation and learning approaches are required to understand the impact or effectiveness of community engagement approaches?
The research was conducted by Madeleine Maxwell and Katherine Jennings in collaboration with Sarah Lawson and Kathleen Smit from the Health Foundation in 2020.
The report has been designed for publication by Paul David Price from Common Collective.
Katherine Jennings, Madeleine Maxwell, Sarah Lawson, Kathleen Smit
Community engagement, Research