Partnership Approach and Tools
Partnerships are integral to the CEIH’s work, bringing together different organisations and stakeholders with a shared goal.
To support the South Australian healthcare sector broadly, we are now sharing our Partnership Approach and a suite of supporting tools for other organisations to use.
Building quality partnerships in the healthcare sector describes the CEIH’s approach to partnerships, including the partnership process in detail.
Stages in the partnership process
Detailed version of the Partnership Process includes hyperlinks to tools recommended for use through each stage. (641KB PDF)
Please see Building quality partnerships in the healthcare sector for detailed descriptions of each stage of this process model and the foundational partnership skills.
Working collaboratively with diverse partners allows for the sharing of knowledge, skills, influence and resources to innovate and achieve outcomes beyond what an organisation could achieve on its own. Importantly, working in partnership can increase the reach, impact and sustainability of health outcomes.
Breaking down traditional ‘silos’ and successfully joining up activities takes focus and effort but is becoming increasingly foundational in leading healthcare organisations around the world.
Please see Building quality partnerships in the healthcare sector for more.
Attributes for quality partnerships
Attributes — plain text (91KB PDF)
Please see Building quality partnerships in the healthcare sector for more information on developing attributes for success across all process stages.
A set of supporting tools have been developed as a companion to the partnership process. These include:
Partner readiness analysis (3.9 MB Word)
Partnership agreement template (4.9 MB Word)
Collaborative action plan (3.8 MB Word)
Quick guide to nurturing partnerships (428 KB PDF)
Partnership pulse check (660 KB PDF)
Partnership pulse check review and action plan (4 MB Word)
Attributes for quality partnerships (405 KB PDF)
Please see Building quality partnerships in the healthcare sector for detail on the stages where tools are recommended for use.