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.