When a crisis hits requiring urgent program responses, the community still needs a vehicle for input. The COVID-19 pandemic is one situation needing urgency and community voice. A recent article in The Lancet explores ways community voice in urgent community responses, like a pandemic, leads to success. Their article, Community Participation is Crucial in a Pandemic, dives into why the community voice is a critical component even when officials must take quick action.
This post is part of our resource toolkit on community input and leadership for program success.