Coalition Building Toolkit

Advocacy ED clinicians EMSC Stakeholders Hospital Patients & Families Prehospital State Partnerships

A coalition is an alliance of diverse groups joined together for the purpose of affecting a specific change or achieving a goal that they would be otherwise unable to realize as independent individuals or separate entities. Within the EMSC community, a coalition is a network of support that may extend beyond an EMSC Advisory Board or Committee to encompass both formal and informal relationships of engagement and collaboration. For EMSC projects, coalitions can serve as the baseline foundation for improved pediatric emergency medical services, regardless of individual project aims.

EMSC leaders can achieve substantial and enduring collaborative results by committing to coalition building and appropriately engaging a sufficient number of key stakeholders. The ultimate outcome of coalition development is improved health care for children, ensuring that coalition constituents receive the highest possible dividends on their collective investment in EMSC.