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
- 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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