8 Steps to Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions
Have you ever tried to convince your health director, mayor, school board, minister, or business owner to support your community coalition? It’s not always easy, especially if he or she is not convinced that working in partnership is the best approach. This presentation will help you define coalitions, learn when and how to use them, and provide eight steps for building effective coalitions that promote health, a healthy environment, and prevent disease. By focusing on these steps, your coalition will be poised to reach its goals and sustain itself for the long haul.
Note: This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Describe three characteristics of effective coalitions
- Recount three successes and three barriers to coalition effectiveness and their resolutions
- Identify eight essential steps for building and sustaining effective coalitions
- Learn valuable lessons from actual community coalitions
Frances Dunn Butterfoss, PhD, MSEd
Eastern Virginia Medical School
and Old Dominion University
Frances Dunn Butterfoss, PhD, is a health educator who brings over 20 years of experience in community collaboration. She is founder and President of Coalitions Work, a group that consults with practitioners on how to develop, sustain and evaluate coalitions for health promotion and disease prevention. She holds professorships at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and teaches in their MPH program. She is the founding director of the Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH) and Project Immunize Virginia (PIV). Dr. Butterfoss has received research support from many federal and foundation grants and published widely in professional journals and textbooks. Her book, Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health, is a best seller for academics and practitioners alike. Fran has served as Deputy Editor of Health Promotion Practice and President of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). Her awards include SOPHE’s Health Education Mentor (2002), EVMS’ Woman in Medicine & Science Professional Achievement (2004), YWCA of South Hampton Roads’ Woman of Distinction (2006) and Norman B. Arnold Alumni Award (2006). She completed undergraduate and masters’ degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in health promotion and education from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.
- 2.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing 8 Steps to Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions
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