Building Effective Community Coalitions for Chronic Disease

Course Information

This webinar will explore challenges associated with building community based coalitions designed to leverage resources needed to address chronic disease management. The subject matter expert will examine best practices for achieving effective meaningful partnerships within diverse communities along with the participation of various types of thought leaders.

Original Release Date: TBD Termination Date: TBD

The Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Morehouse School of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Appraise the major components of an effective community coalition.
• Identify the selection and evaluation of potential community coalition partners.
• Apply evidence-based strategies for building, organizing and expanding a community coalition.
• Judge how to identify and avoid common pitfalls to effective coalitions.

This course should take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

Registrants participate in the learning process by answering interactive multiple choice questions that are dispersed throughout the presentation. You must complete the questions with a passing rate of 80% or better. If you score less than 80% you will be directed to launch the course to take the questions again.
In order to earn credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity before the termination date (see above). Non-physicians may register for the course but are not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Instead, non-physicians will earn a certificate of participation after successfully completing the course before its termination date.

CME certificate will be available for printing immediately after scoring 80% or higher on course evaluation.

In compliance with ACCME Guidelines, I hereby declare:

  • I have financial/other relationships with the manufacturer(s) of commercial product(s) or provider(s) of commercial service(s) discussed in this educational activity.


Robyn Bussey

Title: Research Associate, Georgia Health Policy Center, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

Bio Information:

Robyn Bussey joined the Health Policy Center as a Research Associate II in June 2012. Robyn attended Florida A&M University for her bachelor’s degree and Georgia State University for her Master’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Health Administration. Prior to joining the Center, she worked as a Senior Consultant at Platt Health Management Consulting, Inc., working on various health planning, research, and regulatory projects. Robyn brings experience in community engagement and meeting design and facilitation. She works on a variety of projects including those related to public health program evaluation and strategic planning, community health needs assessments, and community benefit. She has worked on community health needs assessments for Kaiser Permanente, Grady Health System, Piedmont Health System, and WellStar Health System. Robyn is trained to support public health departments/districts seeking accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board.  She also serves as the coordinator for the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement’s place-based community work.

General Information


Any computer running Windows, Mac OS, or Unix machines are supported.

Internet Connection
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