Template 3.1 (Appendix A) is helpful for identifying community partners to assist the Implementation Team with its efforts to promote organizational change. Using this template, the team can brainstorm possible partners and write down the expertise that each brings to the change initiative, how they might be involved, and ideas for engaging them. As part of its brainstorming efforts, the team can conduct Internet searches to obtain information about local organizations that advocate for or otherwise support SGM people and should talk to other people in the clinic and community for their suggestions.
Template 3.1 Outreach Engagement to Community Partners (Organizations & Individuals)
Possible role in organizational change
Ideas for engaging this community partner
The LGBTQ healthcare advocacy consortium
Studying health disparities and insurance issues among SGM populations in the state.
Advise on major health disparities and insurance issues impacting the clinic’s patients and community.
Communicate directly with [name] by email and phone and attend the upcoming consortium meeting on [date].
County public health office, HIV prevention coordinator
Conducting outreach with SGM people at potential risk for HIV.
Assist in identifying potential patient representatives for advisory board focused on improving SGM health.
Communicate directly with [name] by email and phone; schedule an appointment to discuss the clinic’s efforts to include SGM patients in planning and implementing organizational change.