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Topic Collection: Administration/ Bylaws

Successful healthcare coalitions rely upon solid foundations that are built upon lessons learned and best practices. The resources in this collection highlight guidance and lessons learned from administering and developing healthcare coalitions that can be implemented and modified by others.

This ASPR TRACIE Topic Collection is in the process of being developed and comprehensively reviewed. If you have resources to recommend for inclusion in this Topic Collection, specifically illustrative examples, plans, tools or templates, please email your recommendations to askasprtracie@hhs.gov.

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Aberle, V., Anthony, R., Bass, R., et al. (2006). Standing Together: An Emergency Planning Guide for America's Communities. The Joint Commission.

The authors list barriers to community preparedness and how to overcome them by working together and with other communities.
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Barbera, J.A. and Macintyre, A.G. (2009). Medical Surge Capacity and Capability: The Healthcare Coalition in Emergency Response and Recovery. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The authors wrote this guide as a companion piece to the Medical Surge Capacity and Capability handbook, providing tips for developing, implementing, and maintaining effective healthcare coalitions.
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Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. (2015). Engaging Community Partners to Build a Health Care Coalition.

Speakers in this webinar share the basics of building a healthcare coalition and explain how organizing a regular multidisciplinary case conference can build collaboration among local partners.
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Courtney, B., Toner, E., Waldhorn, R., et al. (2009). Healthcare Coalitions: The New Foundation for National Healthcare Preparedness and Response for Catastrophic Health Emergencies. (Abstract only.) Biosecurity and Bioterrorism. 7(2):153-63.

The authors provide an overview of the Hospital Preparedness Program and explain healthcare coalitions, including their structure and core functions. Examples of more advanced coalitions and common challenges are also summarized in the article.
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Institute of Medicine. (2015). Regional Disaster Response Coordination to Support Health Outcomes: Summary of a Workshop Series.

This summary of an IOM workshop series of discussions around regional approaches to health and medical disaster response can help coalition partners, address coordination, information sharing, and surge capacity management. The report also provides best practices, ideas, and areas for additional research/investigation.
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Prybil, L., Scutchfield, F., Killian, R., et al. (2014). Improving Community Health through Hospital Public Health Collaboration: Insights and Lessons Learned from Successful Partnerships. KY: Commonwealth Center for Governance Studies, Inc.

The aim of the study is to identify successful partnerships involving hospitals, public health departments, and other stakeholders. The authors reviewed these partnerships to learn about the factors contributing to their success and provided related strategies for those interested in starting or improving existing partnerships.
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