Interactive event connected
ideas to resources in a
creative way. Its ultimate goal was to encourage continued and
expanded interaction, dialogue, and action. With this in mind, we
offer the following tools, accessible at right:
Designed to facilitate individuals
and organizations in initiating and sustaining
collaborations, the Collaboration Compact is an agreement between
CHIP and one or more community partners. It outlines the
community health issue the collaboration will address and an action
plan. It provides a framework and starting point for creating
collaborations should be recognized.
Partners agreeing to a
Collaboration Compact to improve community health will be eligible to receive CHIP's B3 Awards, which are presented at bi-annual
community luncheon celebrations. (B3
references CHIP's tagline: Big Ideas, Bold Action, Bright Future.)
Community collaborations will also be spotlighted regularly in the
CHIP e-newsletter and website.
with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Gulf Coast
Community Foundation of Venice,
competitive Mini-Grants provide collaborating partners up to $1000 to
help turn their ideas into action. Applicants must submit a
Collaboration Compact and the idea should address one of our three
Priority Areas. Mini-grant applications must be submitted by
April 28, 2008.
Additional supports such as technical assistance, summaries of best
practices, and meeting facilitation can be of benefit to
collaborations. CHIP can help connect collaborations to these
supports. Also, CHIP conducts regular community health surveys and
the data needs of compact partners could help inform survey
resources found online can help support your collaborations:
Tool Box is the world's largest resource for free
information on essential skills for building healthy
Health Policy Guide
Health Policy Guide provides
evidence-based, peer-reviewed policy guidance and resources to
support advocacy and decision-making at the state and local levels.
embraces a process in which people with different views and
perspectives come together, set aside narrow self-interests, and
discuss issues openly and supportively in an attempt to find ways of
helping each other solve a larger problem or achieve broader goals.
It is an evidence-based strategy that has proven particularly
effective in public health planning that involves multiple
stakeholders who share a common interest.