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Community Partnerships and Perspectives (Intermediate Level)

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Linda Usdin, PhD; Anne Witmer, MPH; Theodore Quant. Type: Online Course Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 225 minutes.


This course emphasizes community partnership as a major educational approach to addressing health problems. It focuses on elements of community partnering including diversity and other challenges, and identifies the necessary responsibilities public health practitioners have in stakeholder recruitment and agenda setting. Components of successful leadership in collaborations and the role of creating shared community visions are also discussed. The presentation concludes by explaining the action planning process, including needs assessment strategies.

Learning Objectives

• Explain how to create a work environment that reflects sensitivity to the ongoing issues of cultural diversity and power imbalances.

• Identify the special challenges inherent to collaborative endeavors.

• Name the changes necessary for successful leadership in collaborations.

• Develop a framework for stakeholder identification and recruitment for a community intervention.

• Outline the process for creating a shared community vision among stakeholders.

• Explain the action planning process including assets and needs assessment strategies; strategies for translating data to usable information; and community health issue prioritization.

Special Instructions

Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on "Course Offerings" and search for "Community Partnerships and Perspectives-Intermediate Level". [Note: videos may not be compatible with Macs]

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $225,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.