Wellbeing (e.g. Youth, Community, Mental)
Sharing Session - 60 Minutes
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is a federal office that helps improve the health of women and girls by providing accurate, reliable health information on a variety of topics through its websites, Helpline, social media channels, and many different campaigns and programs. A key to OWH’s success is its ability to forge partnerships with a wide range of public and private organizations, from nonprofits and community-based organizations to health associations to large corporations.
Partners can support formative research, implement programs, increase visibility, and ultimately reach audiences where they live, learn, work, play, and pray. However, OWH is not able to pay these organizations or offer any sort of financial incentive, which can sometimes present challenges to engaging partners in meaningful ways. To overcome this challenge, OWH has developed and implemented a robust partnership strategy using a five-step process. Presenters will outline this process during the session, along with key lessons learned and best practices, such as the benefits of involving partners early, the importance of being flexible, and how to establish relationships that are mutually beneficial.