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Earning a Community’s Trust: A prerequisite for equitable community partnerships

Written by Build Healthy Places Staff on February 17, 2023

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Build Healthy Places Network’s Video Snapshots offer quick deep dives with experts from the community development, health, and finance sectors. Our current series uplifts practices that support community engagement processes and projects that are community-led and owned. Learn from practitioners from across sectors, who together are working to make neighborhoods healthier through centering the voices of residents.

The 10 Principles of Trustworthiness, created by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Center for Health Justice, integrates local perspectives with established precepts of community engagement to guide healthcare, public health, and other sectors such as community development as they work to demonstrate they are worthy of trust.

In this video snapshot, Build Healthy Places Network’s Co-Executive Director, Ruth Thomas Squance, PhD, MPH, speaks with Philip M. Alberti, PhD, Founding Director of the AAMC Center for Health Justice. The two discuss the origins of the Principles for Trustworthiness, why the process is as important as the product, and how the tool applies to multi-sector efforts committed to long term relationships, where resources are shared and decisions are made collectively.

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