Community Coalition

CBPP avoids bias by ensuring a broad representation of stakeholders during planning. The planning process involves healthcare stakeholders experts and ensures representation of residents, local organization leadership, business leaders, and faith-based organization leadership (Santella, 2020). Without community engagement, the CBPP would fail in understanding the social determinants of health in the community. Also, community engagements ensure equity in healthcare through brainstorming strategies that can ensure equity. Once such strategy ensures awareness through health education, despite diversity’s inherent challenges, identify any individual potential.

On Cultural Awareness during Assessment Planning, CBPP enables people from different cultures and have a unique understanding of the vast cultural values and practices to mingle, make friends, work together. This helps develop cultural awareness to avoid stereotyping or imposing bias on other cultures; hence, respect. Also, it ensures regard for cultural values and practices in the assessment process since members of a community coalition are aware of the cultural needs of communities.


From the case study, the rural southeast Georgia community coalition aims at creating an action plan that will address diabetes and expand the awareness and understanding of social determinants of health in the community. Regarding diabetes, the community coalition focused on prevention and management in the county. The desired outcomes were that few new cases of diabetes would be reported, people living with diabetes would manage it better, and communities would be aware of the social determinants of health. The strengths and weaknesses of the southeast Georgia community coalition are revealed from needs assessment, assets assessment, and capacity assessment.

First, the community coalition is strong because it has focused on a real issue facing many people throughout the country. The Community Readiness Model would help to map which parts of the population are performing better in awareness and management of diabetes. However, the community coalition is weak since it failed in creating a focused action plan for diabetes management. Secondly, assets assessment helped identify the resources at the disposal of community coalition in creating awareness and management of diabetes. The assets assessment checked on issues such as policies and practices which promote better health outcomes. However, the community coalition was weakened by failing to utilize all assets such as media in creating awareness about the prevention and management of diabetes. Lastly, the community coalition used questionaries to assess about eight interviewees (Santella, 2020). The methodology used is evidence of the strength of the community coalition’s capacity, but the population used was negligible. They should have interviewed a larger population to make generalizable conclusions and create an action plan that has more reliability than the current one.


Santella, A. (2020). Master of Public Health Competencies: A Case Study Approach. Jones & Bartlett Learning.