Engaging Community Residents with Lived Experience

Through the Spreading Community Accelerators through Learning and Evaluation (SCALE) initiative, community partners developed a strengths-based model of community transformation, called Community of Solutions, in partnership with communities. The creators of SCALE believed that communities would create far better, more effective solutions to homelessness if they were guided by the individuals who lived and breathed the experiences the community was trying to address. 

In this report, we will focus primarily on the way in which traditional community leaders and community champions formed partnerships with one another on SCALE teams.

To complement this report, an accompanying toolkit focuses more broadly on engaging community residents with lived experience in communities at all levels of experience in improving health, well-being, and equity.

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement
United States