The class modules and discussion with other participants made me more aware of how my actions and personal biases can get in the way of creating a inclusive environment. I am also more sensitive to the way others behave (towards me or other people) and can see how their own personal biases may lead the interaction to happen in that manner. Prior to the course, I thought if we have diversity, then it is all good. But now after the course, I realize that having diversity is good, but not good enough if we don't have inclusion in the equation. That is a big eye opener for me.
Organizing a Strategic Policy Coalition
This online module explores the early stages of the policy process and introduces a model for a coalition structure intended to achieve a specific local policy goal. This online course is available free of charge and can be accessed at any time.
- Explain the difference between a traditional community coalition and a strategic policy coalition.
- Define the structural components and membership levels of a strategic policy coalition.
- Identify and partner with community organizations that represent burdened populations.
- Describe skills and tips needed to successfully manage a strategic policy coalition.
This learning module is part of "Foundations And Strategies of Tobacco Control” and is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership. This online course is available free of charge and can be accessed at any time.
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