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This research-to-practice paper aims to examine the Collective Impact Model and its application during a network meeting to illustrate its utility in supporting efforts in building a community among a complex system of partnerships and initiatives. We collected data from small group discussions among 56 CAHSI faculty staff and administrators using a Communities of Practice approach to collect evidence of community knowledge development. Emerging themes from data analysis included: a) successful initiatives for CAHSI students; and b) collectively identified challenges. These findings illustrate how the Collective Impact model supports CAHSI network members to be intentional in their efforts by assessing their progress toward a common goal, evaluating the effectiveness of their efforts, and making plans toward next steps. Moreover, capturing the dynamics of the Collective Impact Model allows CAHSI to promote multidimensional change by creating culturally responsive initiatives and learning opportunities for Hispanic students in CAHSI.

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