Coalitions, task forces, advisory committees, and other forums are some of the ways the Department of Public Health (DPH) engages with communities. Recently, DPH undertook a process to better understand the ways the Department can best serve, encourage, and support its community partners, which include community coalitions, collaborations, and boards of health.

DPH’s new Coalition Engagement Principles and Guidelines are the result of that process and conversation with community partners. The guidelines are envisioned as a living document that can be consistently applied to a number of DPH functions. These functions include RFR collaboration and the Determination of Need, Factor 9 process.

Read the Coalition Engagement Principles and Guidelines October 2015 to learn more. An internal Community Engagement working group has been established to help operationalize the guidelines. If you have questions about the Coalition Engagement Principles and Guidelines, please contact Lea Susan Ojamaa at Lea.Ojamaa@State.MA.US.

This information is provided by the Division of Prevention and Wellness within the Department of Public Health.