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Tools & Resources, filtered by "Tools for Action"

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Tools for Action

Building a Contact List

Building a Contact List can help you target your outreach across sectors to people who have an investment in seeing improved health. This tool and more guidance on how and when to use it can be found under...

Tools for Action

Effective Recruitment of Coalition Members

This tool (from M + R) helps you analyze “what’s in it for them?” when recruiting a new organization.


Tools for Action

Community Health Partnerships: Tools and Information for Development & Support

This manual (from the National Business Coalition on Health) provides tools and information about establishing successful partnerships between public health and business leaders (p. 20). 

Tools for Action

Collaboration Multiplier

This tool (from the Prevention Institute) can help you identify where you need additional expertise and resources.

Tools for Action

27-9-3 Tool: Developing Your Persuasive Message

This tool (from M + R) describes a process for creating powerful, succinct, messages—no more than 27 words, delivered in nine seconds, containing just three (or fewer) ideas. 

Tools for Action

Stages of Team Building

This tool (from Coalition Works) is a one-page summary of the five stages of team building.

Tools for Action

Is a Coalition Right for You?

This tool (from Coalitions Work) can help you determine if a coalition is the right organizational structure for meeting your group’s goals.

Tools for Action

To Be (a Coalition) or Not to Be (a Coalition)?

To Be (a Coalition) or Not To Be (a Coalition) (from M+R) lays out issues you should consider as well as ground rules and expectations that should be developed early in the process. This tool and more guidance on how and when to use it can be...

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Memorandum of Understanding

This tool is a sample template for writing a Memorandum of Understanding to clarify roles and responsibilities of partners.

Tools for Action

Model Coalition Commitment Letter

This tool (from Coalition Works) is an example of a letter of agreement that lists specific responsibilities.