Working together makes all the difference
Strategic partnerships that involve community-based organizations, faith communities and public health professionals can make any initiative more efficient and effective. Learn how to identify community partners and establish relationships that can help you reach your mutual goals.
Promising Practices are strategies, approaches, or programs that have anecdotally shown to have a positive impact in some local settings, however, there is not yet enough research-based evidence to certify as a best practice.
Vaccine Campaign Partnerships with Faith-Based Organizations
Faith-based organizations frequently play an integral role within communities. Select this promising practice to learn more about involving faith-based organizations in vaccine campaigns.
Partnerships with State Refugee Health Coordinators
State Refugee Health Coordinators can help state and local public health departments better address refugee health needs as part of a comprehensive and effective COVID-19 public health response. Select this promising practice to learn more.
Partnerships with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
FQHCs and local health departments share goals to improve community health, particularly among disproportionately impacted populations. Collaboration allows limited federal, state, and local resources to be targeted and allocated to areas that need the resources most.
Partnerships with Employers
Local businesses can be great partners in COVID-19 testing initiatives, distributing health education materials, creating a safe work environment, and supporting public health interventions such as vaccination and contact tracing.
Community Health Workers
Community health workers are deeply rooted in their communities, often members of the community themselves, and are uniquely positioned to partner with health departments and other organizations in COVID-19 response.
Engaging Community Leaders with Public Health Authorities
Collaboration between community leaders and public health authorities can improve the dissemination of accurate COVID-19 prevention messaging, strengthen relationships with RIM communities, and ensure that public health interventions reflect the perspective of RIM communities.
Partnerships with K-12 Schools Serving RIM Communities
K-12 schools serve as community resources to assist students and families from refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities and are uniquely positioned to bridge cultural and linguistic knowledge gaps for health departments.
Partnerships with Youth Groups
Partnerships with existing community groups are essential for reaching underserved communities and improving the delivery of COVID-19 related services, resources, and information. Youth groups can be especially effective outreach partners.