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
(if applicable)

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

Other details

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  
Last Reviewed 31/03/2016