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Community advisory boards

    Key Takeaways
    • Community advisory boards are made up of community members who help guide health systems and service lines as they address health disparities.
    • Community advisory boards can be representative of an entire geographic area, or they can specifically focus on marginalized groups.
    • An effective community advisory board builds a strong, trust-based relationship between health care leaders and the people they serve. A community advisory board enable free-flowing exchange of information that can be used to more efficiently address health disparities. This deliberate, organized form of community representation is critical to creating interventions grounded in and designed for a health care organization’s specific community.

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