WHAT WE DOCOMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
IMPROVING HEALTH FOR ALL
To truly impact health equity, our collective effort must be rooted in meeting community needs around the social determinants of health (SDOH) – as informed by an authentic community voice. We are a collective of individuals and organizations that care about improving health equity for our clients/patients. This is quite distinct from a grassroots community member-led effort. How do we anchor this systematic effort in the needs and power of communities?
The Health Equity Collective authentically engages diverse communities to guide, inform, and hold the Collective accountable for community-level impact. The Collective’s Community Voice Workgroup links the voice of those who are the intended beneficiaries of the Collective’s efforts to the design and the development of the work. By leveraging the work of the Collective’s members working directly within communities and their established networks, the Collective’s Community Voice Workgroup can inform the Collective’s strategies to improve SDOH and health outcomes across the Greater Houston region.