ASPHN members are routinely asked to participate in collaborative efforts. ASPHN has developed a primer that presents a guide to effective collaborations.
Mattessich P, Murray-Close M, Monsey B. St. Paul, MN: Amherst Wilder Foundation. This book explores what makes collaboration a failure or a success.
(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.
National Housing Institute Shelterforce Online. Paul Mattessich. Issue #129, May/June 2003. This article lists 20 factors necessary for any group effort.
Borden, L. & Perkins, D. (1999). Journal of Extension, 37, 2. 67-72 This brief article examines thirteen factors that can influence the collaborative process.