Amplifying Community Voices

Palm Health Foundation began collecting personal stories from community residents in 2018 in order to better understand our communities and give them a voice, connect youth with their local history, and develop activities to improve health and well-being. Recognizing the complex web of factors that influence health outcomes, the foundation used the SenseMaker® tool and methodology to collect these stories. The tool allowed residents to play a central role in assessing, evaluating, and responding to the challenges in their neighborhoods.

Our SenseMaker survey has allowed us to collect valuable information from residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the creation of our Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund, which is providing immediate assistance to those with urgent need.

Beyond the pandemic, however, we are using SenseMaker® to collect diverse data from all over our county on many different topics, including racial injustice and general reflections on the year 2020. You can view our story collections at

We want to hear from you! Share your story and you will be entered for the chance to win a $25 gift card!

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