Collective action occurs when all partners agree to coordinate activities in pursuit of shared goals and objectives. Too often there is a challenge in balancing resources and staff capacity between internal priorities and external community needs. While partners are active and engaged with community level initiatives there continues to be internal agency/organization priorities.
The collective action approach requires collaboration from all partners to work on overarching goals to address the community needs and establish common priority areas for health. Each agency/organization utilizes shared local public health data to work on interventions specific to their agency/organization and contribute as a whole to overall community goals.
Diagram A represents a visual of the collective action approach created by The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC).
Coalitions that Meeker McLeod Sibley Community Health Services are involved in are the following: