This step-by-step guide to coalition building helps partnerships launch and stabilize successfully. It supports advocates and practitioners in every aspect of the process-from determining the appropriateness of a coalition to selecting members, defining key elements, maintaining vitality, and conducting ongoing evaluations.
Examples of the Eight Step Guide's use:
The Washington State Department of Health uses the Eight Step Guide as a community engaging resource in their Healthy Communities Tool Kit, a booklet based on lessons learned from the efforts of two Washington State cities to address health problems associated with the lack of physical activity and poor nutrition.
The National Maternal and Child Health Center for Child Death Review offers the Eight Step Guide as a tool to aid Child Death Review Teams in understanding why children die and taking action to prevent other deaths.