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A decade of applying the collective impact(i) The total, direct and indirect, effects of a programme, service or institution on a health status and overall health and socio‐economic approach to address social problems has taught researchers that equityEquity in the context of public health campaigns refers to providing high-quality interventions uniformly and in a fair and impartial manner to is central to the work. In this follow-up piece to a 2011 article entitled “Collective Impact,” the authors confront the problem of inconsistent understandings of what equity means, and highlight five strategies in particular emerging as critical to centering equity:
- Ground the work in data and context, and target solutions.
- Focus on systems change, in addition to programs and services.
- Shift power within the collaborative.
- Listen to and act with community.
- Build equity leadership and accountability.
Taken together, they form the basis for a comprehensive and integrated approach to centering equity in collective impact.