The Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) initiative depends on having strong, functional community-based partnerships. To enhance the efforts of coalitions, the Community Coalition Action Theory (CCAT) engages members in a study of the underlying model to learn how to enhance existing efforts of the coalitions.
Ohio University and PIRE have created a step-by-step interactive process for local coalitions to apply the CCAT model within their communities.
Community Coalition Action Theory (CCAT) By Butterfoss & Kegler, 2002
In 2002, two community-based researchers described the critical elements of effective data-driven, action-oriented, community-based groups (e.g., coalitions, consortium, HUBs). In the chapter, they explain the importance of the elements and offer applied examples of how they work.
Butterfoss, F. D., & Kegler, M. C. (2002). Toward a comprehensive understanding of community coalitions: Moving from practice to theory. In R. J. DiClemente, R. A. Crosby, & M. C. Kegler (Eds.), Emerging theories in health promotion practice and research: Strategies for improving public health (pp. 157-193). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Constructs, Propositions, And Visual Model
The link below includes a two-page reference sheet from a course taught by the American College Health Association. It includes a table of the constructs and propositions from Butterfoss & Kegler’s book chapter (2002) and a visual depiction of the model.
Note: Butterfoss & Kegler updated their book chapter in 2009. We utilize the earlier version of the chapter (2002) to better align with the collaborative nature of planning and assessment in Ohio communities.
Introduction Video on the CCAT Model
Step 1 in the CCAT Independent Study Group Process is focused around forming a study group and becoming familiar with the guidance materials and resources available. Begin by watching the orientation videos and then explore the downloadable documents that accompany this step.
- Step 0 – Checklist Tracking Tool
- Step 1b – Membership Form
In Step 2 of the CCAT Independent Study Group Process, the study group members will dive into the CCAT readings and convene for several study group meetings to debrief, reflect, and apply the CCAT elements to their local coalition. Co facilitators should begin by familiarizing themselves with the Task document.
Study Group Members
- Step 2c – Study Guide Template
- Step 2c – Study Guide Template
- Step 2d – Study Group Meeting Summary
In Step 3 of the CCAT Independent Study Group Process, study group members begin to apply the CCAT model to their coalition. The group works together to summarize their coalition’s efforts for each element of the CCAT through an iterative approach to drafting a CCAT Narrative.
Overview of Step 3 – Reflecting on the CCAT Elements
- Step 3b – CCAT Guiding Questions Template
- Step 3c – 3 Page Narrative Template
- Step 3d – 1.5 Page Narrative Template
In Step 4 of the CCAT Independent Study Group Process, study group members will reconvene to study the concept of synergy and reflect on how synergy is present in their coalition.
- Overview of Step 4 – Reflecting on Partnership Synergies
- Step 4c – Deliverable – Study Guide Template
In Step 5 of the CCAT Independent Study Group Process, study group members will design and record a presentation that shares their CCAT journey and serves as a welcome video for their coalition.Co-Facilitators Task