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Click here to subscribe to HRET Resources RSS feed The Collaboration Primer

Gretchen Williams Torres, MPP and Frances S. Margolin, MA - June 08, 2010

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The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) has learned some valuable lessons about collaboration over the last 10 years through the National Community Care Network Demonstration Program and Evaluation. The Program has provided HRET an opportunity to examine and learn from the field what successful collaboration takes. Here we share:

  • Ways to think about the degree to which you’re ready
    to collaborate.
  • Nuts-and-bolts as well as more abstract elements of the
    partnership that help make it successful.
  • A checklist of questions and issues to consider before
    embarking on a collaborative arrangement.
  • Examples of model collaboratives to help you visualize what
    your collaborative may look like, given the resources in
    your community.
  • A tool to assess the status of your collaborative effort,
    identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement.

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