Target Action

STEP EIGHT: ALIGN

Every community team wants to get to action as soon as possible. By first analyzing the goal and identifying community conditions the partnership is now able to select interventions specific to their community and that can build on local assets. Further the team can map the interventions to the anticipated outcomes. As in medicine, the benefit of any intervention is largely determined by the quality of the diagnosis. A key to realizing a partnership’s impact is distributing the work across the entire membership. Partnerships often develop strong plans but then look to limited numbers of staff for implementation. This essentially turns the coalition or partnership into an advisory board. Collective impact is not achieved by channeling the power of the coalition’s membership through one or more staff. Rather, collective impact is achieved by having each partnership member contribute to needed action in line with their role, capacity, and interests.

Completeness Checks:

 Intervention package is comprehensive, incorporating all appropriate strategies (research-based and best practice systems improvement, policy and resource alignment, advocacy and communications, engagement of focus population in solutions) 

 Intervention package is deemed adequate to produce desired effects

 Intervention package is clearly aligned with intended effects and model

 Community development, capacity and resources (time, money, skills) were considered in intervention selection

 Culture and cultural competence were considered in intervention selection

 Actions are distributed with clear responsibilities and accountability

 Actions/intervention package is communicated across all stakeholders in the collaborative


TRAINING MATERIALS

BIG PICTURE APPROACH TRAINING MATERIALS (FROM TRAINING BINDER): 

Training material

Related Facilitator's Guide or Curriculum

Worksheet & Examples: Intervention Mapping
 
 
Designing and Selecting Interventions (Selection Criteria & Resources)

The Community Tool Box Toolkit: Developing an Intervention

CSG Curriculum: Designing & Selecting Interventions

Worksheet: Action Planning for Distributed Responsibility The Community Tool Box Toolkit: Developing Strategic and Action Plans

 

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU DIVE DEEPER

Direct Action

Resources for Finding Evidence-Based Causes, Strategies, and Interventions

Case Studies

Additional Training for Your Team

  • Identifying Effective Impact Strategies
    Course on developing effective strategies to ensure impact, selecting criteria for a balanced approach to community issues, and developing strategic action plans.

Consulting Services to Support Your Coalition
[Coming Soon]

 

 


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