- Recommendation ID
Effectiveness and cost effectiveness:- Are particular components of community engagement approaches more effective and cost effective at improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities than other components?
- Any explanatory notes
Why this is important:- There is some evidence that community engagement improves health and wellbeing and reduces health inequalities. But studies are needed that consider both effectiveness and cost effectiveness of specific components of community engagement approaches, include a suitable comparator, and use combined impact and process evaluations. Evidence on a range of outcomes is needed, including:
- effectiveness in relation to setting local priorities
- outcomes identified by communities themselves
- health outcomes
- wider social outcomes, such as increased social capital, capacity and empowerment.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities
- Date issued
- March 2016
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|