This two-part webinar series is designed to support Healthy Start projects in building and strengthening their Community Action Network (CANs).
The first webinar will focus on the importance of community engagement and partnership building, and how CANs can engage in policy and systems change. Participants will hear from two Healthy Start projects. The Center for Black Women’s Wellness will share how they developed strategies to establish a healthy, interactive, and engaging CAN environment, focused on intentional shared leadership and ownership. Healthy Start in Chester will share how they used a Collective Impact framework to launch a Community Action Plan to create strong partnerships, grounded in data and community input, to advance health equity and improve pregnancy and birth outcomes.
On the second webinar, the National Birth Equity Collaborative will share how Healthy Start projects can use their program data and other data from their community (hospital, LHDs) to create a plan with community-level indicators to advocate for their community intentionally and effectively.