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Pulling Together 2

A Guide to Building Interagency Collaboration at Hazardous Waste Sites

Collaboration Literature

Below is a list of the literature reviewed in the development of this publication.  For additional references on collaboration see: Collaboration Resource List. Compiled by Kirsten Nielsen, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Publishing Center. January 2003.

Bardach, Eugene. Getting Agencies to Work Together: The Practice and   
Theory of Managerial Craftsmanship.
Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1998.  pp. 11, 26–27, 307–308. Offers a framework for understanding successful interagency collaboration—craftsmanship theory—

   that simultaneously builds agency capacity and contributes to the public good.

Berkowitz, Bill and Tom Wolff. The Spirit of the Coalition. Washington, DC:

    American Association of Public Health, 2000. This practical guide explores

    the use of community coalitions to change local community life. Uses  

    experiences and reports from existing coalitions to provide guidance on

    starting and operating a community coalition. 

Dukes, E. Franklin, Karen Firehock, Michael Leahy, and Mike Anderson. 

    Collaboration: A Guide for Environmental Advocates. Charlottesville:

    Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia,

    Wilderness Society, and National Audobon Society, 2001. Explores

    the use of collaborative processes in environmental decision-making.

    Questions the appropriate use of the approach in preserving and

    protecting the environment and outlines issues to consider prior

    to selecting this process. 

Gray, Barbara. Collaborating: Finding Common Ground for Multiparty

    Problems. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1989. Describes the need

    for collaboration; its dynamic processes: conflict, politics, and power;

    various designs for collaborations; and the need to move toward a

    collaborative world.

Himmelman, Arthur T.  "Communities Working Collaboratively for a Change."

     Resolving Conflict: Strategies for Local Government.  Edited by

     Margaret S. Herrman. Washington, DC: International City/County

     Management Association, 1994. pp. 24–27. Presents two models of power

     and decision-making in collaboration—betterment and empowerment—

     including the key components and activities of each, as well as how to

     move from betterment to empowerment. 

Johnson, Kathryn, Wynne Grossman, and Anne Cassidy, Editors. 

     Collaborating to Improve Community Health; Workbook and Guide to Best

     Practices in Creating Healthier Communities and Populations. The

     Healthcare Forum. Offers principles for successful collaborative efforts and

     definitions for two primary strategies: systems thinking and sustainability.

     Provides a framework from development through evaluation of a

     collaborative effort. This practical book then provides detailed information

     of the key steps in collaboration along with worksheets and case studies

     of best practices. 

Kaye, Gillian and Tom Wolff. From the Ground Up! A Workbook on Coalition

     and Community Development. Amherst, MA: AHEC/Community Partners, 

     1991. This workbook explores principles of success in coalition building

     and community development. Practical strategies and worksheets support

     the narrative. 

Linden, Russell. Working Across Boundaries: Making Collaboration Work in

      Government and Non-Profit Organizations. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, John Wiley & Sons, 2002. Practical guide for nonprofit and government

      professionals. Explores the interpersonal and organizational forces that

      often inhibit collaboration, and offers strategies to address them.

Mattessich, Paul, Marta Murray-Close, and Barbara Monsey. Collaboration:

      What Makes It Work?2nd Edition. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder

      Foundation, 2001. A review of research literature on factors influencing

      successful collaboration. The report includes a description for each factor,

      implications for collaborative efforts, and illustrations from case studies.

Mattessich, Paul, Marta Murray-Close, and Barbara Monsey. The Wilder

      Collaboration Factors Inventory. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder

      Foundation, 2001. A tool for assessing how a collaboration is doing on the

      20 success factors described in the publication listed above.

National Network for Collaboration. "Collaboration Framework: Addressing

      Community Capacity." Fargo, ND: National Network for Collaboration, 

      1995. http://crs.uvm.edu/nnco/collab/framework.html

Winer, Michael and Ray, Karen. Collaboration Handbook:  Creating,

      Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey. St Paul, MN: Wilder Research

      Center, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 1994. Provides detailed

      information on initiating a collaboration, setting goals, determining

      roles, creating an action plan, and evaluating results.

Wondolleck, Julia M. and Steven L. Yaffe. Making Collaboration Work: Lessons

      from Innovation in Natural Resource Management. Washington, DC: Island

      Press, 2000. Reviews the literature of theory and practical case studies in

      using interagency and community collaboration for natural resource


Related NACCHO Documents

NACCHO, Assessment to Action: A Tool for Improving the Health of

     Communities Affected by Hazardous Waste Sites. NACCHO,

     Washington, DC. July 2002. Provides guidance for working with

     communities in conducting a health and educational needs

     assessment and action plan.

NACCHO, Don''t Hazard a Guess: Addressing Community Health Concerns

    at Hazardous Waste Sites. NACCHO, Washington, DC. June 1995. 

    Provides information on the Superfund decision-making processes in

    order to help local health officials determine their level of participation and

    improve their contributions. It offers the primary framework for local

    public health leadership on issues related to hazardous waste. 

NACCHO, Improving Community Collaboration: A Self-Assessment Guide

    for Local Health Departments. NACCHO, Washington, DC. 1997. Focuses

    on agency-community collaboration and on agency self-assessment of

    culture, attitudes, and mechanisms for engaging the community as full

    and equal partners.

NACCHO, Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental

    Health (PACE EH). NACCHO, Washington, DC. May 2000.