Understanding the theoretical models and assumptions partner organizations are using to promote optimal child and family development is important to the development of a shared vision. Coalition partners shared research-based models used by their organizations, and explored frameworks to support effective collective action. Partners identified the Strengthening Families Protective Factors and the Social Determinants of Health as frameworks commonly used across organizations. Partners also reviewed the Social Ecological model and Collective Impact model as frameworks to guide, sustain, and strengthen the Coalition. The Leadership Team adopted these four theoretical frameworks to guide the strategic planning process and the ongoing alignment of Coalition activities.
Social Ecological Model
Coalition partners reviewed the Social Ecological Model as a framework to hold a shared vision and common agenda across a wide range of aligned activities. The social-ecological model (SEM) provides a comprehensive framework for cross-sector Coalitions to plan and implement improved service coordination. This model is used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... Read More
Partners reviewed the Collective Impact framework to clarify partner roles and strengthen the Coalition. Published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2011, the Collective Impact framework is based on evidence that large-scale social change comes from better cross-sector coordination rather than from the isolated intervention of individual organizations... Read More
Strengthening Families Protective Factors
The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework by the Center for the Study of Social Policy focuses on supporting families to build protective factors that counter risks for adverse childhood experiences, including abuse and neglect... Read More
Social Determinants of Health
Social Determinants of Health are societal factors that influence overall health and well-being and include economic stability, neighborhood environment, education and health care access and quality, and community context. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s (ODPHP) Healthy People 2030 outlines these five essential domains to promote health and well-being for everyone... Read More