Forming, managing and sustaining alliances for health promotion

Baldwin, Louise, Abernethy, Peter, Roberts, Lyn and Egan, Helen (2005) Forming, managing and sustaining alliances for health promotion. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 16 2: 138-143.

Author Baldwin, Louise
Abernethy, Peter
Roberts, Lyn
Egan, Helen
Title Forming, managing and sustaining alliances for health promotion
Journal name Health Promotion Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1036-1073
Publication date 2005-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 16
Issue 2
Start page 138
End page 143
Total pages 6
Place of publication Maroochydore, Australia
Publisher Australian Health Promotion Association
Language eng
Subject 111712 Health Promotion
Abstract Issue addressed: To create consistency among the health promotion alliances in which it engages, the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA) undertook to develop guidelines for the formation, management and sustainability of alliances for cardiovascular health. Methods: A condensed review of the key themes in the literature and survey of staff who were involved in health promotion alliances were conducted to guide the development of a checklist and template Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for use by staff when engaging in health promotion alliances. Results: The essential factors for forming, managing and sustaining alliances are explored extensively throughout the literature. Here we provide a condensed overview of the key themes relating to the advantages and barriers of health promotion alliances, plus a useful set of principles for forming, managing and, where applicable, sustaining health promotion alliances. Conclusions: Alliances are a crucial part of the cardiovascular health work of the NHFA and, indeed, broader approaches to promote health. These alliances may involve simply sharing knowledge and creating networks, or they may involve complex arrangements to address broad health issues. (author abstract)
Keyword Cardiology
Cardiovascular Diseases, prevention and control
Foundations, organization and administration
Health Promotion, organization and administration
Interinstitutional Relations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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