Key Concepts in Public Health identifies fifty key concepts used across the discipline of public health in order to give the reader a broad perspective of the core topics relevant to training and practice. From epidemiology to health promotion, and ethics to leadership, the book offers an exciting guide to the multiprofessional field. Each entry features a snapshot definition of the concept, a broader discussion addressing the main issues and links to practice, key points relevant to the entry, case studies to illustrate the application to practice, and examples of further reading.

Collaborative and Partnership Working

Collaborative and Partnership Working

Collaborative and partnership working
WalidEl Ansari


The terms ‘partnership’ and ‘coalition’ are frequently used interchangeably to indicate the process by which stakeholders invest themselves with ideas, experiences and skills that collectively bear upon problems through joint decision-making and action (MUCPP, 1995). Community partnerships (CPs) are participatory ways of mobilising community and other stakeholders to collectively address complex, long-standing health and social disparities, as partners pool their financial, material, technical and human resources (Hallfors et al., 2002; Wynn et al., 2006). Partnering is the notion of collective actions by individuals or their organisations to achieve a more shared communal benefit than each could accomplish as an individual player (El Ansari et al., 2001).

Key Points

  • Partnerships are popular components of a range of public health strategies.
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