Planning for Health Toolkit
Research on the relationship between civic engagement and health is still nascent but increasingly revealing the connection between the two. Health-focused foundations and institutions across the nation are beginning to invest in civic leadership to improve health outcomes and improve community health overall.[i],[ii],[iii] The field acknowledges that youth are a particularly important population to focus on. They are often left out of decision-making processes and yet represent the future leaders of our communities.
[i] Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. National 4-H Council and the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation Partner to Empower Youth in Creating Healthier Communities. September 14, 2017. https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/articles-and-news/2017/09/national-4-h-council-and-rwjf-partner-to-empower-youth-in-creating-healthier-communities.html
[ii] The California Endowment. Fostering Healthy Youth Development and Leadership. 2019.