05 Oct, 2011 Last updated: 22 Jul, 2016

This resource is for organisations entering into or working in a partnership to assess, monitor and maximise its ongoing effectiveness. It was revised in 2011 to include information on changing organisations and has recently been refreshed for 2016.

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The partnerships analysis tool (PDF, 880 KB)
The checklist (PDF, 322 KB)

VicHealth considers partnerships an important mechanism for building and sustaining capacity to promote health and prevent illness. This emphasis is particularly relevant when working across multiple sectors and with a range of organisations. If partnerships are to be successful, however, they must have a clear purpose, add value to the work of the partners, and be carefully planned and monitored.

This resource is for organisations entering into or working in a partnership to assess, monitor and maximise its ongoing effectiveness.

It is designed to help organisations:

  • develop a clearer understanding of the range of purposes of collaborations
  • reflect on the partnerships they have established
  • focus on ways to strengthen new and existing partnerships by engaging in discussion about issues and ways forward