Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health

Organizing a Strategic Policy Coalition

This is an introductory course offering CPH — Free
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6.00 hours


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This extensive online course explores the early stages of the policy process and introduces a model for a coalition structure intended to achieve a specific local policy goal. 

This module is part of "Foundations And Strategies of Tobacco Control” and is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership.  Learners can expect useful visuals, easy navigation, and relevant, applicable content. 

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

What You'll Learn

  • Explain the difference between a traditional community coalition and a strategic policy coalition.
  • Define the structural components and membership levels of a strategic policy coalition.
  • Identify and partner with community organizations that represent burdened populations.
  • Describe skills and tips needed to successfully manage a strategic policy coalition.