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Eight Steps to Coalition Building: Fostering Strategic Partnerships to Prevent Violence Against Women

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Preventing violence against women requires comprehensive approaches. Often, the best way to ensure a comprehensive strategy is to build a diverse coalition. This web conference highlighted the Eight Steps to Coalition Building and explored in-depth the process of deciding whether or not a coalition is appropriate for selecting the best membership and conducting ongoing evaluation.

Presenters: Larry Cohen and Elizabeth Waiters, Prevention Institute

Host: David Lee, Prevention Connection


  • Audio Recording [MP3]
  • Audio Transcript [PDF]


  • Presentation: 1 Slide Per Page, Color [PDF]
  • Presentation: 3 Slides Per Page, B&W [PDF]
  • Learning Activity [PDF] [DOC]

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role that coalitions can play in achieving desired outcomes to prevent violence against women
  • Be familiar with the 8 Steps to Effective Coalition Building, a tool for fostering and maintaining strategic partnerships
  • Understand the relationship between objectives, coalition members, and structure to achieve outcomes

Prevention Connection is a national online project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Prevention Connection Web Conferences are supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views and information provided on this web site, web conferences, wiki, podcast or any other on-line media do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. government, CDC, or CALCASA.

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