Our online application has three sections, each of which will be scored by the review panel.
Coalition information: We are looking to partner with existing, multisector coalitions, serving a geographically defined area and working to implement equitable childhood obesity solutions to help all children thrive. High scoring answers in this section will clearly detail the work of a coalition that has a history of working to address childhood obesity and health equity in the community. Additionally, high scoring responses will describe coalitions that have an established governance or leadership structure, and the capacity to engage in a Catalyzing Communities partnership.
Community relationships and context: Given our previous work in community change, we know the importance of buy-in from community champions. High scoring answers in this section will demonstrate commitment from local leadership to support the work of the coalition, and robust engagement strategies for engaging all members of the community. High scoring answers will also demonstrate an awareness of the broad range of issues that impact child health and health disparities.
Vision for this partnership and your community: High scoring answers in this section will demonstrate a strong and clearly articulated interest in pursuing this partnership. We will also look to make sure that the vision for the partnership is in line with the resources that the Catalyzing Communities project has to offer.