A child’s health and well-being is much more than the absence of illness. So many issues affect a child’s health: financial security, health literacy, education, housing, crime, stress and toxic environmental factors, such as air quality. That’s why we take a “collective impact” approach to achieve our goals. This means we involve members across sectors and have a clearly defined goal, and our activities are aligned and coordinated so that we make progress at scale.
- A common agenda (PDF) (This is the common agenda for the Dallas asthma initiative)
- Shared measurement
- Mutually reinforcing activities among participants
- Continuous communication
- A “backbone organization,” which coordinates the activities of members
The Alliance’s backbone team assists the Alliance by orchestrating work in a structured way to achieve and sustain social change.
Learn more about collective impact initiatives: