Several factors have contributed to the success of this long-running collaborative. These include, but are not limited to:
- Regularly scheduled monthly meetings occur with the decision makers and leaders of partner organizations at the table. This consistent interaction around a shared mission keeps partners actively engaged and focused on the goals of the three GCHIP subcommittees. By devoting time in every meeting to breakout work sessions, we ensure that the meetings are inclusive, productive and interactive.
- Resource sharing and networking ensures that the monthly meetings foster connections that enhance the work of individual organizations and community leaders. It also provides an opportunity for partner organizations to share limited resources and publicize programs, services and events.
- A mission and process that is tied directly to the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP). This model ensures that all partners are working collaboratively to address the needs identified and adheres to federally-mandated guidelines.
- The representatives from partner organizations are dedicated and actively involved. Representatives co-chair committees, organize events, convene monthly meetings and donate in-kind resources.