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Cross-Sector Collaboration: Making Partnerships Work for Your Community (Archived Webinar)

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Cross-sector collaboration is a term used to describe a process where various community organizations come together to collectively focus their expertise and resources on a complex issue of importance to a community they serve. A cross-sector collaborative may address issues of physical health, behavioral health, and social determinants of health such as transportation, housing, and food insecurity that are impacting the health of the community.

Improving the health of your community requires that the public health department, healthcare institutions, and other community stakeholders providing health and health-related services break out of their comfort zones and work collaboratively. Building a successful cross-sector collaborative requires that the potential organizations in the collaborative share resources, funding, and expertise while retaining their respective autonomy.

In this archived webinar, cross-sector collaboration experts from the Public Health Foundation (PHF) discuss:

  • Why many organizations are partnering now to achieve shared objectives
  • Tools you can use to build and sustain a cross-sector collaboration
  • Examples of cross-sector collaborations and their impact on the community
  • Resources to help you address common community health challenges
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify three key factors for cross-sector collaboration success
  • Identify three common factors that contribute to an unsuccessful partnership
  • Describe tools that are readily available to begin building a collaborative
  • Describe examples of successful cross-sector collaborations in action


  • Ron Bialek, MPP, President, Public Health Foundation
  • Jack Moran, MBA, PhD, CMC, CQM, Senior Quality Advisor, Public Health Foundation
  • Kathleen Amos, MLIS, Assistant Director, Academic/Practice Linkages, Public Health Foundation
This one-hour webinar was originally presented on April 14, 2020. Watch the archived webinar below and download the presentation slides to learn more.
This webinar is also available on the TRAIN Learning Network as Course 1091021 for those interested in keeping a record of completion in their TRAIN learning transcripts.
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Cross-Sector Collaboration Resources:
For more information, please contact Ron Bialek at


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