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Feb
14

When “Community Engagement” Becomes a Roadblock

The understanding of community engagement in our field has matured from decision-making informed by residents—like information gathering (surveys), time-limited dialogue (key informant interviews), and tokenism (one resident “spokesperson” on a ...

Jan
31

Open the Gates You Keep

I often hear colleagues lament the indifference, resistance—or outright opposition—among gatekeepers to directly take on social, health, and racial inequity in communities. These gatekeepers include legislators, mayors, school board members, ...

Jan
24

An Equity Conversation with Cornell Wright

The North Carolina Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NC OMHHD), established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1992 and part of the North Carolina ...

Jan
18

New Year, Renewed Focus: A Sneak Peek at What’s Ahead

This week began with two opportunities to collectively pause and reflect on equity: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the National Day of Racial Healing. During a time ...

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