A new article by Doug Easterling and Laura McDuffee at Wake Forest School of Medicine examines how foundations can intentionally facilitate effectiveness among collaborative groups. Specifically, this article presents systems-change outcomes from 14 collaborative groups supported under The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts’ Health Care & Health Promotion Synergy Initiative since 2000. Interviews with representatives from four of the more successful projects indicate the key tasks involved in designing, implementing, refining, and sustaining impactful programs. Interviewees reported on the value of the Synergy Initiative model, but also emphasized that the model requires high levels of commitment and analytic capacity.
Contact: Doug Easterling at 336.716.9213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.