When a group of stakeholders meets to define a prevention plan for their community, defining a shared mission and vision for their work build a strong foundation for collaboration and action. Defining a shared vision for a better future is a process can build trusting relationships and articulate clear goals that will be important as the work moves forward. The mission is a concise statement of the purpose for the prevention collaborative, while the vision reflects the shared aspirations of stakeholders.

Mission and Vision Resources

Click the link below for resources to help define mission and vision.

Building Community Commitment for Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments

This supplement to the CDC’s Essentials of Childhood includes a detailed section on process of developing a shared vision, including engaging the community, using straightforward language, and analyzing barriers to adoption. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.