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The Health Policy Project ended in 2016. Work continued under Health Policy Plus (HP+) until 2022.


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Networking and Coalition Building for Health Advocacy: Advancing Country Ownership
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Author(s): Katherine West Slevin and Cynthia Green

Primary Language: English

Date: 4/5/2013


Networks and coalitions can be effective in mobilizing political will, influencing policy and financing, and strengthening health programs. By sharing resources and workload, networks and coalitions can take advantage of their members' capabilities and skills to plan and implement joint advocacy campaigns, present a unified front, and make collective demands to government. The Health Policy Project prepared this brief to provide leaders of civil society organizations with guidance on working within networks and coalitions to advocate for improved family planning, HIV care and treatment, and maternal health policies and programs.

This is one of two briefs focused on advancing country ownership for improved health. The other brief can be accessed here: Accountability and Transparency for Public Health Policy: Advancing Country Ownership.

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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