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M cassandra wiggins ed d north carolina state university usa

Increasing the Impact of Extension Services’ Programs Through Collaborations at the National, State and Local Levels

M. Cassandra Wiggins, Ed.D

North Carolina State University, USA

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Collaboration

Collaboration

Children’s Environmental Health

is a process which:

1)people, groups and organizations work together to achieve desired results

2) identify common issues, problems, strategies to achieve desired results

3) recognize differences – more powerful than working separately


Key factors influencing the collaborative process

Leadership

Communication

Community Development

Sustainability

Participation by citizens

Unity

Informal organization

Successful accomplishments

Key Factorsinfluencing the collaborative process:

Children’s Environmental Health


Extension professionals must understand the collaboration process in order to

Extension Professionalsmust understand the collaboration process in order to:

Children’s Environmental Health

Seek and secure

resources

expertise

new perspective

To effectively

address complex problems

improve program outcomes

increase impact of Extension Services’ Programs

achieve program sustainability


The children s environmental health collaboration an integrated model

The Children’s Environmental Health Collaboration- An Integrated Model

Is a collective approach involving partners and various disciplines planning and implementing one or more change strategies to impact the individual and their immediate environment and community organizations, systems, policies, rules including cultural and economy that are associated with one or more identified issues.

Children’s Environmental Health


M cassandra wiggins ed d north carolina state university usa

North Carolina Integrated Program Model

Children’s Environmental Health

Community

Development

Social,

Economic, and

Environmental

Issues

County

Issues

NCAT

USDA

EPA Region

4 CEH

Collaboration

NCCES-CEH

Collaboration

NCSU

13 Land-Grant

Universities

NC State

Agencies

USDA – United States Department of Agriculture

NCAT – North Carolina A &T State University

NCSU – North Carolina State University

NCCES – North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

CEH - Children’s Environmental Health

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

County

Issues

EPA Region 4


M cassandra wiggins ed d north carolina state university usa

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Children’s Environmental Health Collaborators


M cassandra wiggins ed d north carolina state university usa

The success of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Children’s Environmental Health Collaboration can be attributed to:

1.     Shared leadership

2.     Focused on identifying shared goals to be accomplished.    

3.Achievement of essential trust between partners

  • Establishment of well defined roles and responsibilities

  • Respect for individual team members contributions, values and opinions

  • Active participation from Extension and external partners

  • Team approach to secure resources for project sustainability

  • Multidisciplinary team expertise

Children’s Environmental Health


Implications for future extension collaborative efforts

Implications for Future Extension Collaborative Efforts

Children’s Environmental Health

  • Continue to expand Extension educational outreach efforts on the local, state, national and international levels

  • Virtual Universities - Extension Virtual University

  • Seek funding from Corporations and other funding agencies that are located in several countries – support multi-countries projects

  • International organizations, conferences: opportunity to expand or generate collaborative efforts


M cassandra wiggins ed d north carolina state university usa

What is Children’s Environmental Health (CEH)?

The world’s children

are

The world’s future

Children’s Environmental Health


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