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Navigating Collaboration

Introduction

This resource is the result of the former NN/LM MCR Collaboration Working Group. Members of the group met during the early part of the 2009 to develop tools that could be used by Network members to assist them in developing and maintaining outreach projects.To read more on collaboration, see the reading list .

Definitions

Supporting Tools and Resources

The Collaboration Primer
http://www.hret.org/resources/2230003986
From the Health Reserach and Education Trust (HRET), this resource provides lessons on collaboration.

What is Community?
http://www.scn.org/cmp/whatcom.htm
A Sociological Perspective by Phil Bartle, Ph.D., Community Empowerment http://www.scn.org/cmp/
This online article focuses on defining community as a social construct.

Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide
http://www.preventioninstitute.org/pdf/eightstep.pdf
A guideline for the process of coalition building to help advocates and practitioners on issues ranging from the appropriateness of a coalition, to membership selection and conducting ongoing evaluations.

Building Partnerships for Community Assessment
http://www.acphd.org/media/53637/prtcmty2006.pdf
Chapter 5 A Handbook for Participatory Community Assessments: Experience from Alameda County This how-to book describes the steps and tools used in the participatory community assessments conducted by Alameda County Public Health Department, South Hayward Neighborhood Collaborative, and Livermore Neighborhood Coalition.

Planning and Evluation Health Infomation Outreach Projects
http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/guides.html#A2
National Network of Libraries of medicine Outreach and Evaluation Resource Center
This 2006 three booklet series presents step-by step planning and evaluation methods.

The American Heart Association Team Charter
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3022610
Worksheet and guide to collaboratively determining roles, responsibilities and activities for projects.


Keys for Partnership

Supporting Tools and Resources

Health Literacy Missouri
Providing access to plain language health care information in collaboration with health care providers and community. http://www.healthliteracymissouri.org/

Health Connect: A Practical Guide to Community Outreach 2008 by The Medtronic FoundationSample chapter titles in the book include Setting the Stage for Outreach; The Importance of Culturet;(with a subtitle Voices From the Field: Every Step Counts: Outreach in the Latino Community;) Forming Partnerships in the Community. Find out more about the book and how to order your free copy at http://www.medtronic.com/foundation/community-health-healthconnect.html

Partnering With Purpose: A Guide to Strategic Partnership Development for Libraries and Other Organizations by Janet Crowther and Barry Trott. Access the MCR NetLibrary to locate the online text http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/netlibrary.html



Strategies for Overcoming Barriers

Supporting Tools and Resources

Establishing Partnerships Intermediary Development Series, Compassion Capital Fund http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/ccf/about_ccf/gbk_pdf/ep_gbk.pdf

Health Connect: A Practical Guide to Community Outreach from the Medtronic Foundation. Order a copy online at http://www.medtronic.com/foundation/community-health-healthconnect.html



Funding

Supporting Tools and Resources

Funding Resources from the MCR
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/

Bringing Health Information to the Community Blog
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/bhic/

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Funding Page
http://nnlm.gov/funding/

NN/LM Outreach and Evaluation Resource Center Publications
http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/

The Foundation Center
http://foundationcenter.org/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.dhhs.gov/



Lessons Learned

Supporting Tools and Resources

Outreach Evaluation Resource Center http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/ provides resources and training on the planning and evaluation of outreach efforts.

Effective Practices Collection Corporation for National and Community Service http://nationalserviceresources.org/epicenter/index.php Find replicable ideas on outreach projects that worked!

Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki http://www.libsuccess.org/
A place to share ideas on successful and innovative programs in all types of libraries.



Examples

ACTION for Healthy Communities
http://www.unitedwayslo.org/action/index.html a collabaoration between United Way of San Luis Obispo Countya and numerous United Way agencies with the goal of improving the quality of life in San Luis Obispo County

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Topics on this page:

Introduction

This resource is the result of the former NN/LM MCR Collaboration Working Group. Members of the group met during the early part of the 2009 to develop tools that could be used by Network members to assist them in developing and maintaining outreach projects.To read more on collaboration, see the reading list .

Definitions

Supporting Tools and Resources

The Collaboration Primer
http://www.hret.org/resources/2230003986
From the Health Reserach and Education Trust (HRET), this resource provides lessons on collaboration.

What is Community?
http://www.scn.org/cmp/whatcom.htm
A Sociological Perspective by Phil Bartle, Ph.D., Community Empowerment http://www.scn.org/cmp/
This online article focuses on defining community as a social construct.

Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide
http://www.preventioninstitute.org/pdf/eightstep.pdf
A guideline for the process of coalition building to help advocates and practitioners on issues ranging from the appropriateness of a coalition, to membership selection and conducting ongoing evaluations.

Building Partnerships for Community Assessment
http://www.acphd.org/media/53637/prtcmty2006.pdf
Chapter 5 A Handbook for Participatory Community Assessments: Experience from Alameda County This how-to book describes the steps and tools used in the participatory community assessments conducted by Alameda County Public Health Department, South Hayward Neighborhood Collaborative, and Livermore Neighborhood Coalition.

Planning and Evluation Health Infomation Outreach Projects
http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/guides.html#A2
National Network of Libraries of medicine Outreach and Evaluation Resource Center
This 2006 three booklet series presents step-by step planning and evaluation methods.

The American Heart Association Team Charter
http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3022610
Worksheet and guide to collaboratively determining roles, responsibilities and activities for projects.


Keys for Partnership

Supporting Tools and Resources

Health Literacy Missouri
Providing access to plain language health care information in collaboration with health care providers and community. http://www.healthliteracymissouri.org/

Health Connect: A Practical Guide to Community Outreach 2008 by The Medtronic FoundationSample chapter titles in the book include Setting the Stage for Outreach; The Importance of Culturet;(with a subtitle Voices From the Field: Every Step Counts: Outreach in the Latino Community;) Forming Partnerships in the Community. Find out more about the book and how to order your free copy at http://www.medtronic.com/foundation/community-health-healthconnect.html

Partnering With Purpose: A Guide to Strategic Partnership Development for Libraries and Other Organizations by Janet Crowther and Barry Trott. Access the MCR NetLibrary to locate the online text http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/netlibrary.html



Strategies for Overcoming Barriers

Supporting Tools and Resources

Establishing Partnerships Intermediary Development Series, Compassion Capital Fund http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/ccf/about_ccf/gbk_pdf/ep_gbk.pdf

Health Connect: A Practical Guide to Community Outreach from the Medtronic Foundation. Order a copy online at http://www.medtronic.com/foundation/community-health-healthconnect.html



Funding

Supporting Tools and Resources

Funding Resources from the MCR
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/

Bringing Health Information to the Community Blog
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/bhic/

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Funding Page
http://nnlm.gov/funding/

NN/LM Outreach and Evaluation Resource Center Publications
http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/

The Foundation Center
http://foundationcenter.org/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.dhhs.gov/



Lessons Learned

Supporting Tools and Resources

Outreach Evaluation Resource Center http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/ provides resources and training on the planning and evaluation of outreach efforts.

Effective Practices Collection Corporation for National and Community Service http://nationalserviceresources.org/epicenter/index.php Find replicable ideas on outreach projects that worked!

Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki http://www.libsuccess.org/
A place to share ideas on successful and innovative programs in all types of libraries.



Examples

ACTION for Healthy Communities
http://www.unitedwayslo.org/action/index.html a collabaoration between United Way of San Luis Obispo Countya and numerous United Way agencies with the goal of improving the quality of life in San Luis Obispo County

~ Return to Top of Page ~