I would like to thank all of the presenters for their presentatiions! It was really interesting to hear how the PARTNER tool is being used in practice!
As I mentioned at the end of the seminar the ComprehensiveCancer Control National Partners (CCCNP) used PARTNER tool in 2011 to help assess our partnership. The CCCNP is not a large coalition like those that were presented during the cyber-seminar. ((There were 16 organizations in the CCCNP when the evaluation was conducted.) A majority of the partnering organizations have been members of the CCCNP for many years. With a small coalition like this, the results of the evaluation were not surprising. However, it helped the CCCNP members gain an understanding of how members of the partnership interact , the views of member organizations about the value of the CCCNP and what each member organization sees that they were contributing to the partnership. Having visual representations of the results made it easy for people to understand the findings as opposed to just presenting data in spreadsheets. The results also helped us think about potentially revisiting our strategic planning efforts so that we could leverage our strengths and expertise.
Given our experience using PARTNER tool, the members of the CCCNP felt that this tool would be a useful addition to the evaluation toolbox of state CCC coalitions.