The project on ‘Learning from international experience on approaches to community power, participation and decision-making in health’ or ‘Shaping health’ gathered evidence and built learning in 2016-2017 on promising practices in and models of authentic community participation, power and decision-making in health systems in high-, middle- and low- income countries. It built dialogue and networking for peer to peer exchange and support on approaches and practices that can be adapted locally, in the USA and in other countries. Thanks to members of the country case study teams in all the US and case study sites, shown on the links page, and all the community, technical and administrative people who participated in the work. Thanks to Adam Kirby for site design work.


Support for this research was provided by a grant awarded by Charities Aid Foundation of America from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Global Ideas Fund.


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