Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Community engagement for COVID-19 prevention and control: a rapid evidence synthesis

Gilmore, B., Ndejjo, R., Tchetchia, A., de Claro, V., Mago, E., Diallo, A. A., Lopes, C., Bhattacharyya, S.

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Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis

Outreach/ Education/ Communications
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This article presents the results of a rapid review of community engagement strategies used in response to three recent epidemics, Ebola, Zika, and H1N1. The review included 32 studies representing 37 initiatives as well as 11 guideline articles, included for reference and context purposes. Facilitators and barriers to implementing equitable community interventions are described, in addition to best practices and a discussion of how prior lessons learned can be implemented for COVID-19.

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Reduction of Health Disparities

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