Activating Communities

EHF is ACTIVATING COMMUNITIES by strengthening grantee organizations, congregations and coalitions to build health-promoting communities

Our Community Engagement team’s work focuses on building the capacity of grantee organizations, congregations and coalitions. Through this work, we hope to raise the voices of all people and build connections that transcend difference. This goal reflects our belief that healthy communities are created when diverse people join together to develop community-driven, people-centered, health-oriented systems.

Our aim is to provide the most appropriate guidance possible by customizing support to meet the needs of grantee organizations, congregations or coalitions. We help with planning community engagement efforts, and convening and facilitating stakeholders. We’re also developing community health leaders through the Activating Community Voice program that include interactive workshops, coaching and technical assistance.

EHF also recently launched the Collaborating for Healthy Communities Initiative aimed at strengthening existing health-focused coalitions and collaborative efforts by improving their effectiveness, leadership, and sustained ability to take action to improve health.