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Collective Impact for Cross-Sector Collaboration: Food Systems (No CE)

Started Feb 25, 2021


Full course description

PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.

If you are seeking CE or a certificate of completion, you will need to enroll in the paid CE version:

This training is designed to introduce the Collective Impact framework through the lens of food systems work. Participants will reflect on didactic content through a case scenario in which stakeholders come together to discuss school lunch menu recommendations. 


Public health professionals and students in all settings, including governmental public health, non-profits, health systems, etc. who are interested in collective impact as a model for partnership in public health practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the multiple perspectives that arise in complex systems
  • Recognize the need for collaborating across sectors
  • Identify how an intentional framework, like collective impact, can facilitate cross-sector collaboration
  • Identify challenges that could arise while working across sectors


Angela Beck, PhD, MPHClinical Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Kathryn Colasanti, MS, Academic Specialist for Regional Food Systems, Michigan State University

Lilly Fink Shaprio, MPH, Program Manager, Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability


The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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