Lessons learned from engaging with communities

Community stories and insights


In April 2018, we launched our inaugural call for proposals, titled Lessons Learned from Engaging with Communities. We asked organizations to share insights gained from engaging place- and identity-based communities in developing and implementing strategies to achieve health equity. We heard from community-based organizations, legal and policy advocates, statewide coalitions, educational institutions, tribally-affiliated organizations, and public-sector agencies across Washington State who are building thriving communities.

We invite your reactions and feedback on these perspectives. 

Reports from communities


We are grateful to the organizations who shared with us their learnings from working with communities to advance health and health equity. They have provided us permission to share their stories, insights, and perspectives.


COMMUNITY-BASED
ORGANIZATIONS

COLLABORATIVES/
COALITIONS/
NETWORKS

STATEWIDE LEGAL
AND POLICY
ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS


PHILANTHROPY



GOVERNMENT



HIGHER
EDUCATION

Lessons Learned summary report


The Lessons Learned summary report provides an overview of what we heard from 85 organizations across Washington State who are working to advance health equity. The report highlights how organizations are building collective power, ensuring community-driven solutions, transforming organizational culture, deepening accountability, and strengthening democracy.

READ THE REPORT