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Eight Steps to Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions

URL 1: http://adph.org/Extranet/Registration/default.asp?id=4551

URL 2: https://www.mchnavigator.org/trainings/south-central-troubleshooting.php

Date Developed: July 2010. Source: South Central Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Frances Dunn Butterfoss, PhD, MSEd. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation

This video provides an overview of coalitions, including how and when to use them. The presenter provides eight steps for building effective coalitions that promote health, a healthy environment, and disease prevention: 1) Clarify vision and mission, 2) Create ownership of coalition, 3) Solidify coalition infrastructure and process, 4) Recruit and retain and active, diverse membership, 5) Develop transformational leaders, 6) Market your coalition, 7) Focus on action, and 8) Evaluate your coalition. Characteristics of and barriers to successful coalitions are discussed, followed by examples of actual community coalitions, such as Virginians for a Healthy Future. **NOTE: This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast. Contact hours (2).

Learning Objectives

• 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.

Special Instructions

Logging in to the Alabama Department of Public Health portal is required.

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.