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Whether you’re working on a local collective impact initiative or a national public-private partnership; whether you’re a practitioner or a researcher; whether you’re looking for basics or a detailed look at a particular topic, our Resource Library can help you find the information and tools you need for your cross-sector thinking and practice. The Library — which includes resources from research organizations, advisory groups, training organizations, academic centers and journals, and other sources — spans issue areas, sectors, and partnership types.

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✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Nutrition policy advocates have identified many evidence-based strategies that could improve the nutritional health of populations, but progress toward policy enactment is limited. Cross-sector collaboration is a time-tested way to advance the policy process. A group of advocates,…

“Initiatives to institute environmental and policy change in communities, to reduce obesity and promote active living, call for the participation of multiple stakeholder groups. These initiatives not only require collaboration across disciplines, but across cultural communities as well. Building relationships is important, but what factors…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Food is fundamental to human wellbeing and development. Increased food production remains a cornerstone strategy in the effort to alleviate global food insecurity. But despite the fact that global food production over the past half century has kept…

“Food Policy Councils (FPCs) are committees of food system actors that propose policy and programming changes to strengthen a region’s economy, environment, and community as they relate to the food system. As of January 2014, over 270 Food Policy Councils (FPCs) are operating at various…

Created for recipients of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), “this toolkit has something for everyone. For programs with little partner experience, the toolkit provides how-to’s and basic information on starting partnerships or conducting…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “How Information Matters examines the ways a network of state and local governments and nonprofit organizations can enhance the capacity for successful policy change by public administrators. Hale examines drug courts, programs that typify the highly networked, collaborative…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “This case study illustrates how collaborative governance through consensus building can work well to achieve law reform, with shared responsibilities among elected officials, private and professional stakeholders, and ordinary citizens. The author discusses the participants involved and the…