What Are Coalitions?
Coalitions are groups and individuals that have mobilized around a particular issue related to community health. These community-based coalitions are also known as collaboratives. The collaboratives develop specific programs to target at-risk populations with specific health needs. The Health Project collaboratives work to ensure that community resources are available to help those in need. In addition, they work as teams in the delivery of health services and education to the target population. They also assist in the data collection and outcomes reporting to the Health Project. The data gathered from these activities is used to measure the effectiveness of each collaborative in maximizing the limited community’s health resources and improving the quality of life in the community.