COVID-19 ECE Collaborative Executive Summary, 2021/2022

The COVID-19 ECE Collaborative used the following process to foster collaboration and successfully implement many of the seven HiAP strategies: 1) coordinated funding and investments, 2) synchronized communications, and 3) messaging and implementing accountability structures. The Nuts and Bolts of Coordination MONTHLY MEETINGS NEHA served as the convener for the Collaborative and was responsible for coordinating and facilitating monthly meetings and communications for the group. Meetings were recorded and monthly notes were provided to partner organizations to ensure all members had access to Collaborative information. During the monthly meetings, each organization had the opportunity to update the group on their ECE-related activities and share any difficulties they were experiencing. The meetings created a forum for members to gain critical situational awareness, coordinate activities and messaging, and crowdsource solutions to challenges as they happened. JOINT COMMUNICATION PLANS NEHA developed a joint communications matrix to help the group coordinate the development and release of tools, resources, and webinars. The matrix facilitated cross-promotion, topical coordination, joint messaging, and the ability to support better implementation and wider dissemination of the developed resources. SHARED WORKPLANS ATSDR worked with each partner at the beginning of the project to establish roles and responsibilities within the Collaborative. A joint project activities matrix was developed and shared with all Collaborative members to coordinate efforts and avoid duplication. The matrix was reviewed during each monthly check-in to ensure continued coordination and provide opportunities for quality improvement and topic refocusing, if needed. COVID-19 ECE COLLABORATIVE 12