BSHS 485 Week 4 Developing A Coalition

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Developing a Coalition

Learning Team ABSHS 485

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Agenda

Community Tobacco Control ProgramSteps to identify barriers of developing a coalitionReflect and discuss barriersConsider approaches to overcome barriers

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Introduction

Our community needs assessment determines YES on establishing a tobacco control program!Developing a coalition is a vital step, but barriers and obstacles exist.Establish a common goalsIdentify barriers and approaches to overcome themCreate a plan of action using data from community needs assessment

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Steps to Identifying Barriers

Keep documentation on historical & current outcomes: What has worked or not worked? Success or unsuccessful?Are those factors applicable now?

Value time: Avoid repeating mistakes Use relevant dataRealize: Low-income communities have less resourcesFailure to act-long term planning, needs assessments before anything happensIdentify the population and appropriate need

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Barriers

Funding and securing fundingCompetition among coalition membersDisagreements among coalition membersTrust – Gaining and maintaining trust

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Barriers (continued)

Government – legal boundaries ( laws/regulations)Conditions: living conditions, environmental conditions, meeting for things you need, finding the right people to help. Personal barriers: poverty, religion, family concerns, lack of education and basic skills, lack of job or job skills.

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Approaches to Overcome Barriers

Creating rules, implementing lawsPrevention through Education and AdvocacyOpen communicationGroup and Public DiscussionJoint efforts, create support systemKeep proper documentation on research and meetings 

Awareness of self-interest of all the parties involve.Determining what efforts occurred in the past to build cooperationThe coalition must be able to demonstrate a commitment to action.

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Conclusion

Developing a coalition has challenges but is well worth the effort.Common goalsFluid communication Open-minded members who are open to ideas and needs of othersRealization and respect for mutual goalsthat are short and into the future

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Questions?

Thank you!

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References

Ohmer, M. l., & Demasi, K. ( 2009). Consensus Organizing: A community development workbook. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage. Wolff, T (2016). Coalition Barrier and how to overcome Them. Retrieved from http//www.Tom Wolff. Com resources/ cb barriers.

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