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Engaging Lived Experience Toolkit
This toolkit was developed by the People with Lived Experience Workgroup and Community Champions from 100 Million Healthier Lives, and is brought to you in partnership with 100 Million Healthier Lives and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
About this Toolkit
According to SCALE communities, partnership and collaboration with people with lived experience of a core issue and/or inequity (PWLE) was one of the most effective strategies to create lasting community transformation. Bringing PWLE into the work at all levels—in particular at the leadership level—brings wonderful depth, growth and discoveries. This toolkit was built by SCALE communities, faculty, coaches, and the 100MLives evaluation and implementation teams.
Any group that integrates people from different backgrounds, perspectives and experience needs to be able to value, integrate and support every single member. While this toolkit is focused on those who may need the most support, you may notice that many of the strategies, tips and resources contained here are those that help create a high-functioning team (understanding the team’s shared purpose, setting shared goals, listen and value each other's contributions, different perspectives, opinions and priorities, mutual support and taking shared action.) There is also notable overlap with the work needed to engage communities.
While this is by no means a linear process, this toolkit is organized into 6 sections:
Learn more about people’s direct experiences with these tools and strategies in the Stories from 100 Million Healthier Lives library!