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Consider the context

Evidence matters, but so does context. It’s important to ask: "Will this strategy make a positive change?" But it’s also critical to ask “Will it work here?” To answer that, start with some high-level questions.

  • Is the strategy a good fit for our partnership?
  • Is our community ready and able to support our chosen strategy? Do we have what we need to implement and evaluate the strategy?
  • Does our community's political environment support our strategy?
  • Have we included those most affected by poor health in choosing a strategy?

The next two Key Activities help you consider your community’s context.

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