From Partnerships to Policy: Promising Practices for New Food Policy Councils
Gain a deeper understanding of collaboration! From newbies to seasoned coalition leaders, everyone will hear about new ideas, the key reasons behind why people participate in community coalitions, how to recruit potential members, and most importantly how to keep them engaged. You’ll get ideas to broaden coalition membership while also recognizing the importance of aligning current collaborative efforts with new partners to accomplish overall goals.
Dr. Pam Imm received her doctorate in clinical and community psychology from the University of South Carolina. She began working with community coalitions to reduce and prevent alcohol and drug use back in the early 1990s. As a community psychologist, Dr. Imm continues to work with local, state, and national agencies to improve collaborative efforts in prevention. She is affiliated with LRADAC, the alcohol and drug use agency in Lexington and Richland Counties and is a co-founder of The Courage Center, a local recovery community organization that focuses on youth and families.
Have you ever struggled to explain what your coalition has been able to accomplish and why it matters? Once you’ve implemented a project or strategy, how do you show its impact? Evaluation can be intimidating, but in its simplest form, evaluation answers these exact questions. In Tools for Telling Your Coalition’s Story, participants will learn about strategies and tools that coalitions can use to measure their own capacity and the impact their work has on the community.