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Collaborating to Improve Community Health : Workbook and Guide to Best Practices in Creating Healthier Communities and Populations - Kathryn Johnson

Collaborating to Improve Community Health

Workbook and Guide to Best Practices in Creating Healthier Communities and Populations

By: Kathryn Johnson (Editor), Wynne Grossman (Editor), Anne Cassidy (Editor)


Published: 13th August 1997
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Resolving Tough Community Problems with Teamwork<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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. <br> <br> Will help communities<br> <br> <br> * Gain insight into the collaborative process<br> * Jump-start community efforts with new strategies and initiatives<br> * Understand and work through the action steps of each Core Process<br> * Craft more effective partnerships<br> * Create healthier and safer places to live

"The most flexible and comprehensive guide I've found for strategicplanning, convening the community, and empowering emerging leaders.Built on a solid theoretical foundation, this book offers a formatthat is easy to use in real life and real time. The worksheets areorganized without being restrictive and the examples are bothpractical and inspirational." --Karen Papouchado, mayor pro tem, City of Aiken, South Carolina

"This is a superb resource for professionals and citizens seekingto create healthy communities." --John McKnight, director ofcommunity studies, Institutue for Policy Research, NorthwesternUniversity

"Read and listen to these stories of people working together toimprove their community's health. This book is a must for citieswith health providers, consumers, and organizations." --LindaBurnes Bolton, chief nursing officer, Nursing Research andDevelopment, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

"The workbook sets a new standard for informative, user-friAndly, helpful, and inspirational materials in community-basedcollaboration, not only in healthcare but also for many other areasof interest and concern. It should be a basic resource for anycommunity initiatives seeking to become 'learning organizations' intheir common efforts." --Arthur Himmelman, principal, HimmelmanConsulting, former senior fellow, Humphrey Institute of PublicAffairs

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.

ISBN: 9780787910792
ISBN-10: 0787910791
Series: Leadership Center Publication Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 13th August 1997
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.92 x 20.98  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1