Health Summit Series - Methods of Inclusive Community Outreach
From Margaret Richardson
Session 6 of the Health Summit Series: Principles of Authentic Community Engagement - Methods of Inclusive Community Outreach
Speakers continued to highlight the principles of authentic community engagement, this time with a special focus on community outreach. To create real community change, we need to include as many people as possible in the process. However, rural isolation, language and cultural barriers, historical distrust, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to make outreach especially difficult. In this session, we heard from community leaders who have developed creative approaches to make sure all residents are meaningfully included in their efforts.
- Billy Wooten, Director of Averett University’s Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness
- Cori Lindsay, Director of Economic Development for Caswell County
- Rhonda Griffin, Director of Gunn Memorial Library, Yanceyville, NC