Collaboration is essential for community health improvement. But experience shows that collaboration can fall short if there are strategy gaps between the partners. We can improve our chances for success by considering five strategic keys at the front end of collaboration
1. Shared Vision
Effective collaboration requires that all partners share a vision of the purpose, scope, culture, design, funding, and success indicators for the project. Ask: How does each collaborating partner view this project? Do we share a common vision, or are there differences to discuss?
2. Compatible Missions
Collaborating partners should have missions that are compatible, and not in conflict. Ask: Are our missions […]