NEW REPORT ON ANCHOR-COMMUNITY RESILIENCE STRATEGIES
Inclusive Procurement and Contracting:
Building a Field of Policy and Practice
"ANNOUNCING NEW REPORT ON ANCHOR-COMMUNITY RESILIENCE STRATEGIES
Health Institutions are increasingly looking upstream - to social, economic and environmental factors -- to promote wellness. As a result they can potentially become valued partners in advancing community resilience. Central to this effort is adopting a community resilience framework and authentically partnering with community organizations and residents in the community change process.
Community Resilience. A Community Engagement Primer for Health Professionals is the 7th in a series of ECC publications on its Anchors in Resilient Communities (ARC) project. ARC represents a multi-year learning laboratory for anchor-community partnerships that have been documented in case studies and lessons learned. This new report is specifically for health institutions/professionals. It looks beyond traditional efforts to improve health services and health promotion to catalyzing health institutions as partners in addressing the deeper structural barriers to community health, wealth and climate resilience. The report includes: 1) The Community Resilience Framework; 2) Metrics: Measuring Community Resilience; 3) Mapping: Community Assets, and 4) Mobilizing: Community Change. The companion report - The Community Engagement Workbook is also available.