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Use Collaboration to Boost Bonds with Fellow Associations

Partnerships between associations can be a win for everyone involved

Stephen Legault, MSW, CAE, director of knowledge, learning, and assessment at the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, learned early in his tenure that collaboration with the Endocrine Society would be a priority.

ACOFP's executive director had a working relationship with the then executive director of the Endocrine Society. After they started in their roles, they contacted each other about the two associations collaborating on a project. Knowing that members of both groups were involved in diabetes care and management, the goal was to codevelop an e-learning certificate program on that topic.

"From our research, we know that about 50 percent of our member requests concern diabetes, which they deal with daily," Legault said. "Our associations coming together helps both groups improve patient care; that's what both of our memberships are about."

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