Are you looking for the “secret sauce” of improving public and population health in a pragmatic, straightforward guide?! I was lucky enough to be tapped to co-author a chapter of the new Practical Playbook II, which is the first resource of its kind to elucidate what works (and what doesn’t) when it comes to collaborating for change in and around health. It brings together voices of experience and authority to answer this topic’s most challenging questions and provide guideposts for applying what they’ve learned to today’s thorniest problems. This Playbook is the second compilation of hands-on advice and techniques for population and public health sponsored by the deBeaumont Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Duke University School of Medicine.

Readers will find answers to common and advanced questions around multisector partnerships, including:

*Identifying sectors and actors that can help to collaborate to improve health.

*Best practices for initial engagement.

*Specifics related to collaborations with government, business, faith communities, and other types of partners.

*The role of data in establishing and running a partnership. *Scaling up to maximize impact and remain sustainable.

*The role of financing.

*Implications for policy.

I’d love to hear what is most helpful to you about the Playbook, and what may still be missing.

See the Practical Playbook II chapters and topics here —