Administration for Children and Families
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created this CDC Coalition Building guide which consists of basic information on the definition, capabilities, functioning, membership, structure, and leadership of coalitions.
CoalitionsWork is a consulting group dedicated to helping organizations develop coalition skills building and change strategies. They offer several tools and resources on their website that pertain to coalition start up, planning, building, assessment and evaluation, and sustainability.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Developed by the National Highway Traffic Administration as a community how to guide on addressing driving safety issues, this Community How To Guide On…COALITION BUILDING contains general concepts of coalition development, information on involving youth in coalitions, and a list of additional coalition building references and resources.
Ohio State University
The College for Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Studies at Ohio State University webpage contains a series of excellent factsheets on coalition building. Each factsheet also contains references for further reading and links to additional resources.
The Collaboration Multiplier interactive media tool helps guide an organization to a better understanding of which partners it needs to recruit and how to engage them. The guide also helps organizations that already work together to identify activities to achieve a common goal, to identify missing sectors that can contribute to a solution, and to leverage expertise and resources.
University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development
As part of their Community Toolbox, this guide provides resources and information on the “who, what, when, where, and why” principles of coalition building. Available resources include: step-by-step guidelines, examples, checklists of points to review, and training materials.
The Growing Your Capacity to Engage Diverse Communities booklet provides information about working with community liaisons and cultural brokers towards family and community engagement. This booklet provides knowledge and experiences from family leaders around the country who have shared what they have learned in their efforts to serve the full range of families of children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.
Sierra Health Foundation
The Engaging Youth in Community Change evaluation report documents the work of seven grantees who build local youth-adult coalitions. These coalitions provided meaningful engagement and leadership opportunities for youth and helped catalyze community and policy change strategies to enhance the overall level of support and opportunity for youth.
Young People For
Although the Little Black Book is designed for student organizers and leaders, there are very basic and direct points on coalition building that can be applied to any audience. The guide provides essential organizing skills, illustrated with real-life stories and case studies.
Pacific Island Health Officer's Network
The PIHOA Region comprises EMSC program managers and partners from the islands of American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. Collectively, the PIER Region, alongside a multidisciplinary group of healthcare providers and federal and state officials are working together to address the multiplex of issues affecting interfacility/inter-island transfer of patients needing specialty resources.
The group is currently working on a white paper to improve the transfer of pediatric patients in need of specialized medical treatment from the territories to specialty medical centers in Hawaii and the continental United States. Since these islands are geographically isolated from one another, as well as from the Continental U.S., medical resources on these islands are often limited. The critically ill and injured or those requiring specialty care often need to be transferred to access needed services. This is especially true for critically ill and injured children and thus serves as a major challenge impacting positive patient health outcomes of all Pacific Island residents.