Case studies include CVS/Caremark, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and the Johns Hopkins Hospital system.
Each of the commission’s recommendations is the focus of a chapter in the State Policy Guide. The ten recommendations are:
The following guiding principles were used to frame the analysis and recommendations offered:
Over the years, policies requiring the creation of a new collaboration that focuses on a narrow topic have left many states and communities with dozens of separate, concurrent collaborations. As one local leader put it: "I used to have to attend meetings with 17 different departments; now I have to participate in 17 different coalitions." Georgia, for example, met a federal Head Start requirement regarding early childhood issues by modifying its existing children’s cabinet rather than creating a new collaborative.
Check out these tips for working collaboratively without creating redundancy. Learn how states and communities, from Petaluma, Calif. to Texas, are taking steps to align their collaboratives.