The provider builds bridges with other stakeholders through collaboration and cooperation.
The provider allies itself with other organizations or components of its own organization in a purposeful manner to achieve common interests. These collaborations may support any aspect of the provider's CME program in service of achieving its mission. The ACCME does not consider joint sponsorship, in itself, as a collaboration that will guarantee compliance with C20. However, joint sponsorship can be a byproduct of a larger collaboration and if this larger collaboration is described for ACCME, then it could result in compliance with C20. In C20, the ACCME is looking for active engagement in collaborative and cooperative projects.