For the fundamentals on Coalition Building, we invite you to begin with these publications:

You can also find strategies, tools and resources on Coalition Building by browsing all related publications, below.


February 2015

Advancing Multi-Sector Efforts to Prevent Urban Violence, a UNITY event summary

The 2015 UNITY City Network convening event was the largest yet, with 70 representatives of 23 cities coming together to develop new skills and renew connections. Participants learned to use the...

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July 2013

The Role of Community Culture in Efforts to Create Healthier, Safer, and More Equitable Places: A Community Health Practitioner Workbook

This workbook draws on the experiences and lessons of numerous communities working to advance place-based prevention efforts. It is designed to guide community health practitioners who want to...

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November 2011

Community Engagement in Design and Planning

The places where we live, work, learn and play affect our health, but not all communities support healthy outcomes, equally. Decisions about the built environment - such as land use, zoning, and...

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October 2011

Community Prevention Readiness Self-Assessment Tool

Prevention Institute's Community Prevention Readiness Self-Assessment is a tool that allows groups to be proactive and conduct a candid evaluation of their current capacity to engage in...

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January 2009

Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research

Illuminates the opportunities and barriers transportation policy creates for building healthy communities.

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July 2004

The Built Environment and Health: 11 Profiles of Neighborhood Transformation

This document highlights neighborhood-level changes to the built environment that can have a positive influence on the health of community residents, especially in low-income communities. The...

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September 2010

Prevention is Primary: Strategies for Community Wellbeing

Co-published by Prevention Institute and Jossey Bass and APHA, Prevention is Primary describes the overarching foundation and principles guiding primary prevention efforts and highlights...

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July 2006

Sexual Violence and the Spectrum of Prevention: Towards a Community Solution

This publication provides effective primary prevention activities to reduce the incidence of sexual violence, emphasizing the importance of changing social norms.

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January 2008

Mapping the Movement for Healthy Food and Activity Environments in the United States: Organizational Snapshots

This publication summarizes the efforts of 11 organizations advocating for improvements in food and activity environments within predominantly low-income neighborhoods and with African American...

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January 2005

Before It Occurs: The Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence

Produced for The Physician's Guide to Preventing Intimate Partner Violence, Prevention Institute and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention co-authored this chapter on...

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