Prevention Institute (PI) is a national public health nonprofit that works to advance health, safety, and wellbeing through community-oriented solutions, policy change, and innovative partnerships. PI develops tools and frameworks designed to help health agencies grow new partnerships with other government agencies, community-based organizations, healthcare providers, and other sectors like economic development, education, and planning to promote health.
One particular tool, Prevention Institute’s Collaboration Multiplier, provides a guide for agencies to advance their health missions through partnerships and coalitions. Collaboration Multiplier navigates steps like identifying potential partners, understanding differing perspectives and objectives, developing and advancing shared goals, and leveraging expertise and resources. The tool has been used by groups working on issues as diverse as food access, traffic safety, and violence prevention.