The Community Advisory Committee is comprised of health and human service leaders who advise the Health Authority on grassroots issues. Representatives range from community health advocates, senior service providers, and faith leaders to a sub-group of community nursing administrators who serve as the advisory board of the Detroit Nurse-Family Partnership. The Health Authority also works through these organizations to channel communication to their constituencies.
The overall purpose of the Community Advisory Committee is to provide the senior leadership of the Health Authority with important feedback into the plans, programs and direction of the Health Authority through meaningful dialogue at committee meetings.
The core function of this committee is:
This functionality will greatly foster inclusiveness among the key stakeholders and help build a sense of ownership in the strategic direction of the Health Authority.
The expectations of the Community Advisory Committee:
Members are also charged with helping the Health Authority with community engagement. While members should offer constructive criticism, they should also support the Health Authority’s goals, help communicate its messages, help identify need and service opportunities, and generally help connect the Health Authority with community resources.
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