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Manual: Coalition Building-A Healthy Community is Everyone's Business


This manual, created by the Texas Department of Health Coalition Task Force, is a road map to and through the coalition building process.  The coalition builder can begin at the first stage and proceed to the end, or identify the most critical area for immediate assistance. A full reading will increase general knowledge regarding the development of a coalition. Once familiar with the coalition process, the manual can be consulted as the need arises.

Customizable tools are also available in the manual. Some examples include:

  • Letters of Invitation
  • Community Action Plan Worksheet
  • Memorandum of Agreement/Understanding
  • Model Bylaws for Community Health Coalition 
  • Internal/External Support Checklist


Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Community Assessment, Health Promotion and Health Education, Strategic Planning


Institutional Author:

Texas Department of Health Coalition Task Force





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