Successful Promotion of Knowledge and Strong Relationships Helps Coalitions Achieve Outcomes
Although collaborative partnerships, such as coordinating councils and coalitions, hold a high status among communities, the research field remains uncertain about how these partnerships best employ efforts to impact communities in the long run. However, results from a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggest that the success intermediate outcomes, such as promotion of knowledge and strong relationships, significantly relate to each other and long-term outcomes.
The March/April 2011 issue of Research Into Action breaks down the findings of the study and suggests strategies coalitions can use to influence long-term positive outcomes in their communities.
More on the study and how local anti-drug coalitions can use the data to inform their efforts appears in the March/April 2011 issue of Research into Action. Download the PDF version of this publication or view this issue or previous issues on the website.
Research into Action is a free publication, which reports on research findings that impact the work of coalitions. Published six times a year by CADCA’s National Coalition Institute, each issue examines what coalitions can do to implement knowledge they gain in their communities. Sign up for your free email subscription on CADCA’s website by providing your email address in the “Stay Current: Get News Updates” box located on the bottom left hand side of the CADCA homepage.