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Stakeholder Involvement as a Means of Promoting Adolescent Health and Well-being An Overview. Lynne M. Borden Extension Specialist, Associate Professor University of Arizona.

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Stakeholder involvement as a means of promoting adolescent health and well being an overview

Stakeholder Involvement as a Means of Promoting Adolescent Health and Well-beingAn Overview

Lynne M. Borden

Extension Specialist, Associate Professor

University of Arizona


Stakeholder involvement as a means of promoting adolescent health and well being an overview

The Significant Problems We Face Today Cannot Be Solved At The Same Level of Thinking We Were at When We Created Them(Albert Einstein)


What is the purpose of the group

What is the purpose of the group?

  • Identify the issue that needs to be addressed

  • Clearly define this issue


Stakeholder involvement as a means of promoting adolescent health and well being an overview

Old Irish ProverbIf you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there or in this case any group of stakeholders will work


Who are the stakeholders

Who are the Stakeholders?

Individuals or organizations that have investment in the content of a program, or in the dissemination and evaluation of a program

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1999)


Involving stakeholders

Involving Stakeholders

U. S. Department of Education and U. S.

Department of Justice (1998) note that one

key element of high-quality after-school

programs is an effective partnership

between community-based organizations

and schools.


Adolescent health and well being why involve stakeholders

Adolescent Health and Well-BeingWhy Involve Stakeholders?

-Reduces fragmentation and stretches human and financial resources - Busch (1993)

  • Services more accessible and effective -- Amherst Wilder Foundation (1995)

  • Effective interventions require examining issues at varying levels -- Connel et al. (1998)

  • Positive change is most likely to occur when there is a comprehensive coordination in the linkages in the community -- Goodman et al. (1996)

  • Other reasons…


Why involve stakeholders

Why Involve Stakeholders?

  • To develop a shared vision of what would be possible with the collaborative effort

  • To develop key goals and desired outcomes for the work

  • To build on the collective strengths of those involved

  • To increase the capacity of the group to achieve the identified goals

  • To reduce conflict


Identifying stakeholders

Identifying Stakeholders

  • Key Questions:

    • Who are the individuals involved in this particular issue?

      • Youth

      • Parents

      • Other Community members

    • Which organizations are involved with this issue including both non-profit and businesses?

      • Hospitals

      • Nurses

      • Faith-based organizations

      • Local media

    • Which governmental organizations are involved with this issue?

      • Schools

      • Department of Health

      • Human Services


Questions to be asked

Questions to be Asked

  • What degree of involvement do each of these organizations have with this particular issue?

  • Who within a particular organization should participate?

  • What can each group bring to resolving and or supporting this particular issue?


Resources

Resources

CYFERNET:

Citizen Participation in Community Development/ Language: EnglishAuthor: Smith, KeithPublisher: Ohio State University Cooperative Extension Description: A fact sheet that overviews the importance of and reasons for citizen participation in community development activities. It also includes a few suggestions for facilitating participation

  • Healthy Communities - Healthy Youth/ Language: EnglishPublisher: Search Institute (1998)Description: This overview describes how to build healthy communities through purposeful planning, involving youth and others who work with youth and building on community and youth assets.

    NNCO Collaboration Training...NationalNetwork for Collaboration... document is a reproduction of the interactive CD-ROM Training manual for the NationalNetwork for Collaboration. Any difficulties with links within this document should be ...http://crs.uvm.edu/nnco/cd/index.htm -2.2KB


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