Pulling Together 2
A Guide to Building Interagency Collaboration at Hazardous Waste Sites
Below is a list of the literature reviewed in the development of this publication. For additional references on collaboration see: Collaboration Resource List. Compiled by Kirsten Nielsen, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Publishing Center. January 2003.
Bardach, Eugene. Getting Agencies to Work Together: The Practice and
that simultaneously builds agency capacity and contributes to the public good.
Berkowitz, Bill and Tom Wolff. The Spirit of the Coalition. Washington, DC:
American Association of Public Health, 2000. This practical guide explores
the use of community coalitions to change local community life. Uses
experiences and reports from existing coalitions to provide guidance on
starting and operating a community coalition.
Dukes, E. Franklin, Karen Firehock, Michael Leahy, and Mike Anderson.
Collaboration: A Guide for Environmental Advocates. Charlottesville:
Institute for Environmental Negotiation at the University of Virginia,
Wilderness Society, and National Audobon Society, 2001. Explores
the use of collaborative processes in environmental decision-making.
Questions the appropriate use of the approach in preserving and
protecting the environment and outlines issues to consider prior
to selecting this process.
Gray, Barbara. Collaborating: Finding Common Ground for Multiparty
Problems. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1989. Describes the need
for collaboration; its dynamic processes: conflict, politics, and power;
various designs for collaborations; and the need to move toward a
Himmelman, Arthur T. "Communities Working Collaboratively for a Change."
Resolving Conflict: Strategies for Local Government. Edited by
Margaret S. Herrman. Washington, DC: International City/County
Management Association, 1994. pp. 24–27. Presents two models of power
and decision-making in collaboration—betterment and empowerment—
including the key components and activities of each, as well as how to
move from betterment to empowerment.
Johnson, Kathryn, Wynne Grossman, and Anne Cassidy, Editors.
Collaborating to Improve Community Health; Workbook and Guide to Best
Practices in Creating Healthier Communities and Populations. The
Healthcare Forum. Offers principles for successful collaborative efforts and
definitions for two primary strategies: systems thinking and sustainability.
Provides a framework from development through evaluation of a
collaborative effort. This practical book then provides detailed information
of the key steps in collaboration along with worksheets and case studies
of best practices.
Kaye, Gillian and Tom Wolff. From the Ground Up! A Workbook on Coalition
and Community Development. Amherst, MA: AHEC/Community Partners,
1991. This workbook explores principles of success in coalition building
and community development. Practical strategies and worksheets support
Linden, Russell. Working Across Boundaries: Making Collaboration Work in
Government and Non-Profit Organizations. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, John Wiley & Sons, 2002. Practical guide for nonprofit and government
professionals. Explores the interpersonal and organizational forces that
often inhibit collaboration, and offers strategies to address them.
Mattessich, Paul, Marta Murray-Close, and Barbara Monsey. Collaboration:
What Makes It Work?2nd Edition. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder
Foundation, 2001. A review of research literature on factors influencing
successful collaboration. The report includes a description for each factor,
implications for collaborative efforts, and illustrations from case studies.
Mattessich, Paul, Marta Murray-Close, and Barbara Monsey. The Wilder
Collaboration Factors Inventory. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder
Foundation, 2001. A tool for assessing how a collaboration is doing on the
20 success factors described in the publication listed above.
National Network for Collaboration. "Collaboration Framework: Addressing
Community Capacity." Fargo, ND: National Network for Collaboration,
Winer, Michael and Ray, Karen. Collaboration Handbook: Creating,
Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey. St Paul, MN: Wilder Research
Center, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 1994. Provides detailed
information on initiating a collaboration, setting goals, determining
roles, creating an action plan, and evaluating results.
Wondolleck, Julia M. and Steven L. Yaffe. Making Collaboration Work: Lessons
from Innovation in Natural Resource Management. Washington, DC: Island
Press, 2000. Reviews the literature of theory and practical case studies in
using interagency and community collaboration for natural resource
Related NACCHO Documents
NACCHO, Assessment to Action: A Tool for Improving the Health of
Communities Affected by Hazardous Waste Sites. NACCHO,
Washington, DC. July 2002. Provides guidance for working with
communities in conducting a health and educational needs
assessment and action plan.
NACCHO, Don't Hazard a Guess: Addressing Community Health Concerns
at Hazardous Waste Sites. NACCHO, Washington, DC. June 1995.
Provides information on the Superfund decision-making processes in
order to help local health officials determine their level of participation and
improve their contributions. It offers the primary framework for local
public health leadership on issues related to hazardous waste.
NACCHO, Improving Community Collaboration: A Self-Assessment Guide
for Local Health Departments. NACCHO, Washington, DC. 1997. Focuses
on agency-community collaboration and on agency self-assessment of
culture, attitudes, and mechanisms for engaging the community as full
and equal partners.
NACCHO, Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in EnvironmentalHealth (PACE EH). NACCHO, Washington, DC. May 2000.