Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health is a step–by–step guide for building durable coalitions to improve community and public health.
This important resource provides an in–depth, analytical, and practical approach to building, sustaining, and nurturing these complex organizations.
Author Frances Dunn Butterfoss includes all the tools for success in collaborative work from a research– and practice–based stance. The book contains useful approaches to the issues, recommendations for action, resources for further study, and examples from actual coalition work.
- Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health explores
Historical foundations of coalitions and partnerships
Principles of collaboration and partnering
Benefits and challenges of a coalition approach
Coalition frameworks and models
Cultivating coalition leadership
Roles and responsibilities of coalition staff, leaders, and members
Communication, decision–making, and problem–solving methods
Vision, mission, and bylaws
Planning for sustainability
Approaches to assessment
Developing strategic and action plans
Implementing coalition strategies in the community
Media advocacy, strategies, and tips
Participatory coalition evaluation
Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health is designed to be used by both seasoned professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of these collaborative processes and novices who seek guidance and support.
About the Author.
PART I: MAKING THE CASE FOR COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS.
1 Historical Perspective of Coalitions.
2 Principles of Collaboration and Partnering: Coalitions Defined.
3 Why Coalitions?
4 The Community Coalition Action Theory (CCAT).
PART II: BUILDING EFFECTIVE COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS.
5 Lead Agency, Coalition Staff, and Leadership.
6 Coalition Membership and Teamwork.
7 Essential Coalition Processes.
8 Coalition Infrastructure.
PART III: SUSTAINING EFFECTIVE COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS.
9 Marketing the Coalition and Its Agenda.
10 Funding, Resource Development, and Sustainability.
PART IV: COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS IN ACTION.
11 Community Assessment.
12 Coalitions and Planning.
13 Coalition Activities and Interventions.
14 Evaluating Coalitions and Partnerships.
15 Coalitions and Partnerships: Their Promise and Future.