Community Engagement Playbook

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The Community Engagement Playbook (“the Playbook”) was created to guide you, public health professionals and state, territorial, local, and tribal (STLT) partners through the phases and activities of community engagement. The Playbook describes four phases of community engagement (CE):

These phases roll out over the course of site-based environmental public health work. We also describe nine key community engagement activities that may be used to bring the community’s knowledge, needs, and preferences into the process, and that build community capacity by facilitating environmental health learning and community connections with other organizations positioned to support community goals.

ATSDR CE Playbook Printable Version

Learn about the phases of community engagement and key community activities. PDFpdf icon

Page last reviewed: December 15, 2021