Collaborating to Improve Community Health: Workbook and Guide to Best Practices in Creating Healthier Communities and Populations / Edition 1

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Overview

Resolving Tough Community Problems with Teamwork

The first resource that shows how key players from local governments, businesses, health care organizations, school boards, churches, and police departments can be turned into a team, working together to improve their communities. The editors have gathered the accumulated wisdom of top consultants and practitioners and share the experiences and accomplishments of these experts who have worked in over fifty community partnerships across North America.

A useful, hands-on tool, this workbook contains a wealth of resources—including worksheets, guidelines, overhead slides, and case studies—designed to help every community implement a workable plan of action. It takes you through the Seven Core Processes, a synthesis of interrelated activities and events in which all collaborative efforts engage.

Will help communities


* Gain insight into the collaborative process
* Jump-start community efforts with new strategies and initiatives
* Understand and work through the action steps of each Core Process
* Craft more effective partnerships
* Create healthier and safer places to live

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Editorial Reviews

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This book is designed to support community-based partnerships worldwide in their collaborative efforts. The text presents the principal phases involved in mounting a collaborative community initiative. Steps discussed include organizing the effort, convening the community, creating a shared vision, assessing current realities and trends, and implementing the plan. Four case studies are provided, including Mesa County and Orlando. Appends a sample action plan. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787910792
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/13/1997
  • Series: Leadership Center Publication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 0.58 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 11.00 (d)

Meet the Author

KATHRYN JOHNSON is the president and chief executive officer of The Healthcare Forum. WYNNE GROSSMAN is director of research and development for The Healthcare Forum. ANNE CASSIDY is the healthier communities manager for The Healthcare Forum.

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Table of Contents

Organizing the Effort.
Convening the Community.
Creating a Shared Vision.
Assessing Current Realities and TrAnds.
Action Planning.
Doing the Job.
Monitoring and Adjusting.
Case Study One: Aiken, Growing Into Life.
Case Study Two: Chicago, Bethel New Life.
Case Study Three: Mesa Country, Healthy Community 2000.
Case Study Four: Orlando, Health Communities Initiative.
Appendix A: Survey Questions.
Appendix B: Capacity Inventory.
Appendix C: Logic Model.
Appendix D: Sample Action Plan in Progress.
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