The lived experience of community members can contribute a tremendous amount to guide policymaking and implementation decisions. Effective community engagement practices are key to informing and strengthening health care policy and program design decisions, especially for Medicaid members. But it’s sometimes difficult to know where to begin.
Following are foundational materials and core resources to get started with community and family engagement.
Engaging Community Members: A Guide to Equitable Compensation
Offers guidance to help health care organizations develop appropriate compensation practices for community members.
A Guide to Monitoring Medicaid Lived Experience
Highlights findings and lessons from nonprofits working directly with Medicaid members.
Transformational Community Engagement to Advance Health Equity
Outlines how effective community engagement can strengthen trust, improve health care delivery, and set the stage for future community collaboration.
Assessing Meaningful Community Engagement: A Conceptual Model to Advance Health Equity through Transformed Systems for Health
Reviews existing community engagement frameworks and proposes the Assessing Meaningful Community Engagement conceptual model.