Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted a study on coalitions and their effects on long-term outcomes on communities. Partnerships usually are established to potentially affect a community by promoting change to said communities.
Two researchers, Shabnam Javdani and Nicole Allen of UI-AC explored the effect of coalitions on proximal outcomes. The proximal outcomes Javdani and Allen studied were knowledge, relationships, and institutional change.
The study incorporated mailed surveys to 654 council members from a Midwestern State that was unspecified. The council members belonged to 21 Family Violence Coordinating Councils (FVCC). The researchers concluded that knowledge is a necessary component for councils to create long-lasting relationships with communities. To read other conclusions made by Shabdavi and Allen, along with insights into coalitions, click here.