On these pages you can find evidence and resources relating to communities.

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UNICEF (2021) Minimum Quality Standards and Indicators in Community Engagement.

What Works Wellbeing (2020) What Work Wellbeing places and community wellbeing resources

SCIE’s resources on Asset-based places

GCPH Briefing paper (2012) on Putting asset based approaches into practice

NICE (2019) guidance on Strengths and asset-based approaches

NICE guidance (2016) on Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities

NICE guidance (2017) on Community engagement: improving health and wellbeing


DHSC (2019) Strengths-based approach:Practice Framework and Practice Handbook

Systematic reviews

Cassetti, V., Powell, K., Barnes, A., & Sanders, T. (2020). A systematic scoping review of asset-based approaches to promote health in communities: development of a framework. Global health promotion, 27(3), 15-23.

Blickem, C., Dawson, S., Kirk, S., Vassilev, I., Mathieson, A., Harrison, R., … & Lamb, J. (2018). What is asset-based community development and how might it improve the health of people with long-term conditions? A realist synthesis. Sage Open, 8(3), 2158244018787223.

Milton, B., Attree, P., French, B., Povall, S., Whitehead, M., & Popay, J. (2012). The impact of community engagement on health and social outcomes: a systematic review. Community Development Journal, 47(3), 316-334.

Primary papers

Meyer ML, Louder CN, Nicolas G. (2021) Creating With, Not For People: Theory of Change and Logic Models for Culturally Responsive Community-Based Intervention. American Journal of Evaluation. 2021 Jun 29:10982140211016059.

Tembo D, Hickey G, Montenegro C, Chandler D, Nelson E, Porter K, Dikomitis L, Chambers M, Chimbari M, Mumba N, Beresford P (2021) Effective engagement and involvement with community stakeholders in the co-production of global health research. Feb 16;372.

Dayson, C., Bimpson, E., Ellis-Paine, A., Gilbertson, J., & Kara, H. (2021). The ‘resilience’ of community organisations during the COVID 19 pandemic: absorptive, adaptive and transformational capacity during a crisis response. Voluntary Sector Review.


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