Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health

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John Wiley & Sons, 2007 M04 27 - 608 pages
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
  • Effective marketing
  • 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

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Contents

PART I MAKING THE CASE FOR COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
1
PART II BUILDING EFFECTIVE COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
93
PART III SUSTAINING EFFECTIVE COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
259
PART IV COALITIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS IN ACTION
319
REFERENCES
511
NAME INDEX
553
SUBJECT INDEX
561
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Frances Dunn Butterfoss Ph.D., is a well known researcher, theorist, educator, speaker, and practitioner. She is a professor and Division Director of Behavioral Research and Community Health in the Department of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Dr. Butterfoss was recently awarded the EVMS Foundation Chair in Pediatrics.

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