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Partnerships

--Creating Your Partnership

The Community Tool Box – Partnership Development
The Community Tool Box includes practical guidance for the different tasks necessary to promote community health and development. The following site offers definitions to help start a coalition, step by step instructions, and useful examples.

The Lewin Group, Inc.
This publication provides information on different types of partnerships as well examples of organizational collaborative around the United States.

Tom Wolff & Associates
Three worksheets below offer advice on creating a community coalition. The first details steps towards success, the next suggests membership tools, and the final worksheet breaks coalition development into three stages.
pdf file http://www.tomwolff.com/resources/cb_principles.pdf
pdf file http://www.tomwolff.com/resources/cb_membership.pdf
pdf file http://www.tomwolff.com/resources/cb_stages_dev.pdf

--Identifying Mission and Vision for the Partnership

The Community Tool Box—Developing Vision and Mission Statements
The Community Toolbox offers a variety of resources for developing a partnership. This link highlights important steps in creating and sustaining the mission and vision for your collaboration.

pdf file National Civic League
The National Civic League (NCL) is America's original advocate for community democracy. The Community Visioning and Strategic Planning Handbook outlines steps for developing and implementing a mission and strategic vision. It also includes additional information on political issues in community based work.

--Building Partnership Capacity

Prevention Institute
The Prevention Institute is dedicated to improving community health and well-being by providing tools and resources create effective primary prevention programs. The organization has focused on injury and violence prevention, traffic safety, health disparities, nutrition and physical activity, and youth development.
pdf file http://www.preventioninstitute.org/pdf/eightstep.pdf

The Lewin Group, Inc.
This publication provides information on different types of partnerships as well examples of organizational collaboratives around the United States.

Assessment and Prioritization

--Identifying Your Priority Populations

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
This website provides an overview of conducting a community assessment and provides details for including your partnerships.

--Conducting a Needs Assessment

The Community Tool Box – Needs Assessment
The Community Tool Box includes practical guidance for the different tasks necessary to promote community health and development. This site provides information on identifying community needs and resources.

Capacity

--Community Capacity

Health Canada
This Health Canada website is designed to help people learn more about understanding and effective application of community development. The handbook provides a resource for exploring and initiating community development and reviewing the basics of the community development process.

NSW Health
This site provides electronic manuals to help communities undergo the process of examining, understanding, and assessing community capacity.

Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network
CYFERnet's Community section offers a variety of resources on developing community and individual capacity to build stronger communities. The site provides information on mobilizing community members, developing policies, building community, and developing resources for the community.

pdf file California Endowment and The Public Health Institute
The Partnership for Public Health provides information on the importance of advocacy and policy in the field of public health. The site provides tips on how to get your organization involved with these activities.

--Assessing Social Determinants Of Health (SDOH) inequities

National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities
This National Institute of Health website provides information on the health disparities evident in the United States today. The site also provides information on the Institute and Centers’ strategic plans to address health disparities.

pdf file PolicyLink
The PolicyLink organization provides publications and resources on a variety of topics to help communities and organizations in creating and promoting public health topics.

The Prevention Institute
The Prevention Institute is dedicated to improving community health and well-being by providing tools and resources create effective primary prevention programs. The organization has focused on injury and violence prevention, traffic safety, health disparities, nutrition and physical activity, and youth development.

--Cultural Competence

Office of Minority Health
The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. The following document specifically addresses cultural and linguistic issues in community development.

The Community Tool Box – Cultural Competence
The Community Tool Box includes practical guidance for the different tasks necessary to promote community health and development. It provides definitions, examples, and various components of cultural competence issues.

National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University
The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. This site provides information on the importance of developing cultural competence in health programs.

--Budget Preparation

University of St. Thomas Faculty Grants Office
This website provides tips on how to calculate for specific budget items, such as travel, copy, telephone, and other miscellaneous expenses. It also provides information on how to calculate for inflation rates for long term project proposals.

--Funding Resources

Grants.gov
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies . The site provides a search engine to look for grants as well as information on how to prepare a grant proposal.

Department of Health and Human Services
This Department of Health and Human Services website provides a directory of HHS and other government grants. The site also contains information on how to apply and manage grants.

The Grantmanship Center
The Grantmanship Center provides a directory of funding resources at the federal, state, and local level. Grants are searchable at the state level.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center provides a list of state and local funding directories, along with tools for writing grants.

Office of Minority Health
Site specifically addresses locating funding for minority focused projects.

Evaluation

--Evaluating Your Partnership

The Community Tool Box- Evaluation
The Community Tool Box includes practical guidance for the different tasks necessary to promote community health and development. This section introduces the concept of evaluation, standards for developing a procedure, and applicable frameworks.

pdf file Tom Wolff & Associates
The following booklet offers six articles with varying approaches for evaluating coalitions. Also includes a multi-cultural perspective.

--Intervention Evaluation

--Sharing Your Work

The Community Tool Box –Social Marketing
The Community Tool Box includes practical guidance for the different tasks necessary to promote community health and development. The site offers basic principles of marketing, and possible timelines/ stages for your process.

Health Canada
Quick tip sheet for creating a social marketing campaign, or sharing your results with the community.

Momentum

--Maintaining Partnerships

The Community Tool Box – Maintaining a Coalition
The Community Tool Box includes practical guidance for the different tasks necessary to promote community health and development. This site offers information regarding the importance of maintenance, tools for sustaining your work, and long term solutions.

--Sustaining Your Partnership’s Initiative

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