Building a functioning multi-sector coalition: A case study from the Jerome Avenue Public Health Taskforce

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March 6, 2022
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**Published in Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP) 17.1. All rights reserved.** ABSTRACT As a result of the Jerome Avenue Corridor rezoning in Bronx, New York, the Jerome Avenue Public Health Taskforce was convened by local elected officials in December 2018. Facilitated by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Taskforce consists of a core group of 15 committed organizations from local civic, government, healthcare, and social service agencies, as well as neighborhood residents. Striving to address common challenges faced by diverse partners, the Taskforce implemented intentional strategies to enable transparent communication and tackle power dynamics. Best practices and lessons learned from this high-functioning coalition can serve as a model for future multi-sector collective action dedicated to health and community planning.