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|Tool: Tips for Ensuring a Culturally Competent Collaboration||
This resource presents a starting point for ensuring the cultural competence of your collaborative efforts.
|Tool: Tips for Healthy Collaborations||
Successful collaboration requires careful maintenance and occasional compromise. This tool presents some tips for keeping your collaboration healthy over time.
|Tool: Tips for Successful Recruitment||
This tool presents some tried-and-true tips from seasoned prevention practitioners on “getting to yes.”
|Story: Unique Public-Private Partnership Strengthens New Hampshire Prevention||
A 10-year, $12 million philanthropic initiative from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation extends the prevention reach of New Hampshire’s Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.
|Tool: Using Social Media to Facilitate Collaboration||
This tool offers an introduction to the role that social media can play in building and growing public health collaborations.
|Story: Vermont Doctors and Pharmacists Partner to Address Opioid Misuse||
For the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition’s Rx Abuse Prevention (RAP) Team, the first step in reducing high rates of opioid misuse is building channels of communication and fostering a culture of collaboration between doctors and pharmacists.
|Tool: What Do We Mean by Resources?||
Prevention practitioners often collaborate to maximize resources and/or fill resource gaps. This tool describes three types of prevention resources— fiscal, human, and organizational.
|Tool: Why Should We Collaborate?||
Discover some of the important reasons why collaboration in substance abuse prevention is essential.
|Story: Wisconsin’s Dose of Reality Campaign Warns Residents about Rx Drug Misuse||
Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services teamed up with the Department of Justice and other state agency partners to design and deliver a statewide media campaign to prevent prescription drug misuse.
|Tool: Worksheet: Analyzing Existing Partnerships||
Use this tool to better understand the skills and expertise that current partners bring to your prevention table.
|Tool: Worksheet: Are You Ready? Assessing Readiness to Collaborate||
Use this checklist to find out if your prevention team or organization is ready to engage in collaboration.
|Tool: Worksheet: Assessing the Readiness of Potential Partners to Collaborate||
Use this tool to prioritize potential partners, based on their readiness to work with you.
|Tool: Worksheet: Creating a Memorandum of Agreement||
This worksheet offers a template for creating a simple memorandum of agreement.
|Tool: Worksheet: Determining Member Responsibilities||
This worksheet can help you successfully match workgroup activities with member interests and skills.
|Tool: Worksheet: Developing a Recruitment Action Plan||
This tool will help you map out and track who, when, and how to reach out to potential partners.
|Tool: Worksheet: Effective Social Media Planning||
This worksheet presents important questions to consider prior to establishing a professional social media presence.
|Tool: Worksheet: Identifying New Partners||
This tool can help you detect any gaps in your current prevention resources and identify potential partners to fill them.
|Tool: Worksheet: Revisiting Membership||
This tool presents questions you can ask yourself or others on your team to facilitate a discussion about membership.
|Story: Wyoming PMO Integrates the Prevention of Substance Misuse and Suicide||
Wyoming’s Prevention Management Organization represents a unique approach to addressing substance use and suicide prevention in an integrated way.
|Tool: You Gotta Hear This! Developing an Effective Elevator Pitch||
Learn how to develop a compelling argument, or “elevator pitch,” for asking potential partners to collaborate.