Sustaining Grassroots Coalitions: Examples from the Field
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Course Objective

  • Learn how to develop a solid infrastructure without external funding
  • Understand the principles of collaboration and volunteerism in influencing and maintaining coalition partners

Date: April, 16, 2014

Pamela Valera, PhD, MSW
Faculty Member
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Effective coalition building is an increasingly important activity in the field of public health, where working with community partners is critical to achieving improved health outcomes. Drawing on her extensive experiences with building community coalitions, Pamela Valera, PhD, MSW, a faculty member at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, discussed basic information and best practices on beginning, building, and maintaining a coalition and described in-depth a case example of her work with the Bronx Reentry Working Group.

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