A Decade of Advocacy is a case study of the Strategic Alliance, a network of 15 California-based organizations that came together to promote healthy food and activity environments. This document provides a roadmap for effective collaboration, and highlights the impact a group of organizations can have when working together to effect change.
The document answers a series of critical questions, including: What does it take to reframe the debate around community health and well-being from a focus on the individual to one that includes environmental influences, corporate practices, and government responsibility? What strategies hold the greatest promise for improving the landscape of opportunities wherein people make decisions about what to eat and whether or not to be active on a daily basis? How can advocacy groups work together to most effectively achieve shared goals?