Health Promotion is working hard to bring together a community coalition working toward the common goal of improving access and opportunities for better overall health and reducing health burdens in Lincoln County.
Collective Impact (n) - A community coming together around a backbone organization as a team of equals to collaborate on solutions that no one organization can implement on its own.
Collective Impact is a structured way to unite a community of diverse people and achieve truly meaningful social change. By bringing everyone to the table and building relationships between them, Collective Impact accomplishes a community's goals through key elements of success:
A Common Agenda, collectively putting forth a unified vision of a better community
Shared Measurements, providing meaningful feedback to everyone involved
Mutually Reinforcing Activities, avoiding duplication in favor of cooperation
Continuous Communication, reinforcing trust and relationships between partners
A Strong Backbone, orchestrating the hard work done through a unified initiative