Collaborative work doesn’t just happen, based upon good will and expectations; it requires a set of skills, knowledge and practices to be effective.

ASPHN members are routinely asked to participate in collaborative efforts.  ASPHN has developed a primer that presents a guide to effective collaborations.

ASPHN applies the Levels of Collaboration scale to all ASPHN collaboration reviews with a designated liaison.  ASPHN also reviews the alignment of collaborations with ASPHN priorities.

This table represents the top 5 Priority Scores represented by our Collaborations in 2019.

To see all of ASPHN’s Strategic Plan Priorities, click here.

If you are interested in learning more about effective collaborations or full access to partnership development trainings and resources, become an ASPHN member today!

Resources

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COLLABORATION: WHAT MAKES IT WORK

Mattessich P, Murray-Close M, Monsey B. St. Paul, MN: Amherst Wilder Foundation. This book explores what makes collaboration a failure or a success.

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Collaboration Handbook: Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey

(2012) Winer, Michael and Ray, Karen. St. Paul, MN: Amherst Wilder Foundation. This book is a complete guide to putting together a collaboration effort and it includes case studies, worksheets, and evaluation tools.

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Can This Collaboration Be Saved?

National Housing Institute Shelterforce Online. Paul Mattessich. Issue #129, May/June 2003. This article lists 20 factors necessary for any group effort.

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Borden, L. & Perkins, D. (1999). Journal of Extension, 37, 2. 67-72  This brief article examines thirteen factors that can influence the collaborative process.

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Tamarack is a Canadian Institute dedicated to the art and science of community engagement and collaborative leadership.

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