Community Health Partnerships

Overview

Community Health Partnerships Resource Center

Local officials and staff play a vital role in the wellness, health and safety of California’s children and families. To address health and social disparities, cities are looking to build upon innovative methods to maximize finite economic and human resources. Specifically, agencies and staff are using collective impact approaches to create healthier and more vibrant communities. By leveraging collaboration for shared services, joint use or proactive program planning, communities may achieve results greater than they could achieve on their own.

This resource center includes a variety of resources and tools, including webinars and case stories, for local officials and staff to learn more about how to use collaborative approaches to address community challenges, specifically in areas of healthy eating/active living, safety and violence prevention.

Resource

Stretching Community Dollars Guidebook
2015-2016 Resource

Most elected officials and key staff understand and appreciate the benefits of working together, and many are engaging in various forms of collaboration in some capacity. While, there are also many documents in existence on collaboration and working together, this guide focuses on bridging the gap between an understanding of and intention to collaborate with purposeful action.

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Leader to Leader Meetings
An Opportunity to Share, Understand, Align and Make Lasting Progress

In California, local agency service areas often overlap. Elected officials and staff may find meeting on a regular basis to identify opportunities for collaboration and leveraging resources is the best way to effectively meet community goals and needs. Joint meetings of the elected officials and/or staff members of city, county, school and/or special district agencies provide an opportunity for local officials to get to know one another, understand organizational missions and functions and to build the trust that allows for stronger working relationships.

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Healthy and Vibrant Communities Case Stories

These case stories highlight best practices and lessons learned for collaborative approaches to key public health issues, including safety, violence-prevention and healthy eating–active living.

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Healthy and Vibrant Communities Webinars

This three-part webinar series focuses on collaborative efforts to address safety, violence-prevention and healthy eating-active living to foster healthier communities.

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Convenings and Presentations

The Institute organized panels and events featuring local officials highlighting their community’s best practices and lessons learned for collaborative approaches to key public health issues, including safety, violence-prevention and healthy eating–active living. Key presentations and resources are included here.

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