Phases of Community Engagement
ATSDR’s Phases of Community Engagement provide a simple, practical framework for organizing community engagement activities throughout the course of a typical site-based environmental public health effort.
- An Overview section,
- An Ask Yourself section, (with questions to consider when entering a community)
- A Keep in Mind section, (to remind you of important considerations)
- A Community Engagement Activities section, (to consider based on the community’s needs)
It is important to note that, while some activities sit squarely in a specific phase, others are cross-cutting and will apply throughout your involvement with a community. Many activities will happen in parallel, making it critical to maintain good communication across stakeholders and efforts.