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Building Trust-Based Community Partnerships for Public Health Professionals

Communities that experience the greatest burdens of climate and environmental hazards in their neighborhoods could greatly benefit from local public health experts who support their work and amplify their efforts. Relationships between community members and public health professionals can help ensure community needs are addressed in decision-making and technical information is shared with those who can use it to build power and achieve health equity.

The American Public Health Association’s Center for Climate, Health and Equity and the Science and Community Action Network ( invite you to participate in this virtual workshop to discuss how public health professionals can build equitable, trust-based partnerships with communities. Through these partnerships, you as public health professionals have a tremendous opportunity to support marginalized communities, incorporate their lived experiences and expertise into your work, and achieve more equitable health outcomes.

This workshop includes a panel discussion with health professional and environmental justice voices from different backgrounds who will:

  • share stories of partnerships gone well (and some not so well), and
  • share best practices and advice for building and maintaining relationships based on trust.

This webinar recording is funded through cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s and Health Program and the American Public Health Association. The contents of this webinar are solely responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Public Health Association or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.