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Community Co-Design

In partnership with Generations Health Care Initiatives, DCSC invited community partners to participate in a three-part co-design series led by Jess Roberts. Too often, design and decisions about important policies, practices, and programs are being made for communities most impacted instead of with them. Co-Design is not a set of tools, but a way of collaborating directly with, and investing in, community members that are most (and often disproportionately) impacted by challenges.

Presenter: Jess Roberts leads the CULTURE OF HEALTH BY DESIGN LLC, an affiliated initiative of the Minnesota Design Center (University of Minnesota, College of Design). In this role, Mr. Roberts offers guidance, applied learning, and ongoing support to health organizations, government agencies, non-profits, and communities looking to build, practice and embed a competency and structure for co-design. Mr. Roberts is an Affiliate Faculty member at the University of Minnesota, School of Nursing and School of Public Health where he leads the development and delivery of cross-disciplinary HCD and co-design curriculum. Click here for a link to a Community Co-Design Booklet co-authored by Jess Roberts.

Click on Each Presentation Below to View Them and learn:

1) Learn how to uncover insights from people’s lived experiences and integrate them into new ways of creating practical and community-centered policies, practices, and programming.

2) Learn how humility, radical collaboration, and rapid prototyping allow organizations to collaborate and honor the communities you are in service to.

3) Understand and be able to use specific co-design approaches and tools in your own work.




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