Community knowledge is an essential building block that helps form and set policy priorities for communities and different contexts, from soccer fields in Santa Ana to green carts in New York City. Ongoing neighborhood and resident engagement builds leadership and power within communities, said Standish, which can create and sustain change. As Solomon closed the workshop, he reminded the group that community knowledge and experience in obesity prevention are important sources of evidence for creating change now and in the future.

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