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Title Evaluating community collaborations / Thomas E. Backer, editor
Published New York : Springer Pub., [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 158 pages)
Contents What's the news about community collaborations?: the good, the not-so-good, and a cautiously optimistic forecast / Abe Wandersman -- Evaluation community collaborations: an overview / Thomas E. Backer -- Multicultural issues in collaboration: some implications for multirater evaluation / Alex J. Norman -- The human side of evaluating collaborations / Thomas E. Backer, Cynthia D. Kunz -- A practical approach to evaluation of collaborations / Tom Wolff -- Making sense of results from collaboration evaluations / Vincent T. Francisco, Jerry A. Schultz, Stephen B. Fawcett -- Evaluating collaborations in youth violence prevention / Nancy G. Guerra
Summary Collaborations, which bring organizations together in a community to implement or improve an innovative program or change a policy or procedure, have become a central strategy for promoting community change. Funders require them; nonprofits see them as useful solutions to their problems of declining resources and increasing complexity (including multicultural issues); and communities demand them as evidence that key stakeholders are coming together to address problems of mutual concern. Moreover, no matter how powerful the concept, the implementation of community collaborations can usually be
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Community health services -- United States -- Citizen participation -- Evaluation.
Community organization -- United States -- Citizen participation -- Evaluation.
Cooperation -- United States.
Evaluation research (Social action programs)
Human services -- United States -- Citizen participation -- Evaluation.
Community Health Services -- organization & administration.
Community Networks -- organization & administration.
Community Participation.
Cooperative Behavior.
Program Evaluation.
Social Welfare.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Backer, Thomas E.
ISBN 0826121861 (electronic bk.)
9780826121868 (electronic bk.)