Community Impact is the process of engaging diverse stakeholders, including residents and others, in sustained, collaborative, strategic efforts to strengthen and improve conditions in identified areas. It is built upon the following principles:
•Building on the strengths of local individuals, associations, and organizations
•Focusing on specific actions and measurable results to improve community life
•Promoting relationships and participation by people of all races, ages, and cultures.
•Ensuring local decision-making and ownership
•Drawing upon the resources of the larger community
•Bridging all sectors to develop healthy children, families, and communities
•Sharing experience and knowledge to promote continuous community learning.