At FHI 360, we help our clients use direct outreach, communication, digital and social media, and training and technical assistance to engage communities. These services help diverse groups participate more effectively in making policies and programs more responsive to the changing needs of individuals, families and communities in developing nations.
For example, FHI 360 works with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Community Health to prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. In this program, FHI 360 supports hundreds of communities across the United States as they engage diverse groups of stakeholders — from public health professionals to city planners and local businesses — to make healthy choices the easy choice.
Increasingly, we are using digital platforms to foster community engagement online — where active members with common interests and passions gather to share inquiries, information, tools and resources with one another, regardless of their proximity or distance. For the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research, we support a web-based communication hub at www.nccor.org that connects users to resources, research updates and news relevant to efforts to combat the prevalence of childhood obesity.