Health improvement efforts can often achieve better results when community stakeholders work together to identify and address health challenges. Community collaboration requires thoughtful strategy for engaging and mobilizing people and organizations, and it helps to have a roadmap. The following tools can help you think about strategies for developing collaborative community initiatives.
The Health Asset Model is a flexible, evidence-based framework for population health improvement. This tool can be helpful for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of community systems of care.
Practical_Coalition_Building provides a stepwise framework for starting and managing a community coalition.
The Community Health Investment Model provides a framework for assuring that a community health initiative that delivers a return on investment that is sufficient to sustain community support.