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Responding to the Call through Translating Science into Impact: Building an Evidence-Based Approaches to Effectively Curb Public Health Emergencies [Covid-19 Crisis]

Table 3

Characteristics of Effective Community Coalitions

S/N Characteristic Description

1. Holistic and comprehensive Collaborate to resolve problems deemed important; A good example is the Ottawa Charter for promoting health.
2. Flexible and responsive Coalitions to answer emerging problems as well as adapt its strategies to meet the new needs of the community.
3. Build a sense of community Members regularly express and report that they value as well as obtain professional and personal support for their participation in collaborative relationships.
4. Build as well as improve resident engagement in community life Make available a structure for renewed civic engagement; Collaborate as a forum where multiple sectors can engage together.
5. Offer a vehicle for empowering community When community coalitions address indigenous issues, it often develops social capital, permitting residents toward having an impact on multiple problems.
6. Permit diversity to be valued as well as celebrated When communities become more diverse, integration offers a vehicle to bring together diverse group toward solving common challenges.
7. Incubators for innovative solutions toward large challenges Solving problem happens not only at local levels, but also at regional as well as national levels; local leaders may become national/global leaders.

Source: Adapted from Wolff, [101]