Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Community-Based Workforce Principles for Pandemic Response and Resilience

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Organizational Change/ Development
Economic Stability
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

This guide provides tools for states, counties, and city health departments to advance community-based workforce principles. It provides an overview, suggested strategies, and resources for adopting the six principles. The principles include: recruiting with a racial equity framework; investing in trusted voices (including community health workers); strengthening connections with psychosocial services; embedding job training and pipelines to careers; launching community-based jobs programs; and strengthening community funding.

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Advancing Racial Equity, Capacity Building

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Community, School, Workplace

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