NRC’s Model for Social Change
The National REACH Coalition introduces the NRC Model – an iterative, organic, and dynamic framework for social change. The multi-level model incorporates public health theories and evidence-based lessons from REACH grantees and the NRC network. Intended for public health professionals, community coalitions, and health equity advocates, the NRC model provides a framework to achieve racial and ethnic health equity through community engagement and empowerment. The NRC model offers a conceptual and practical approach for creating social change.
What makes the NRC Model unique? The NRC Model encourages community driven change by recognizing the collective history of communities, acknowledging cultural diversity, and identifying community members as valued partners in efforts to achieve racial and ethnic health equity. Implemented by 30 sites across the nation, the NRC model has been successful in efforts to increase tobacco cessation, healthy eating, physical activity, and diabetes/hypertension prevention.