3094.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Project REACH: Building Community Capacity through Public-Private Partnerships

In 1996, the Allina Foundation, a non-profit foundation affiliated with a large Minnesota-based health system, funded a two million dollar multi-year project to identify strategies that work in community-based or population-based health improvement and to create an infrastructure for evaluation. Project REACH I (Research, Education and Community Health) increased the capacity of community organizations and provider groups to work with each other to improve their community’s health through the community health improvement model (assessment. planning, intervention, evaluation). Part II was developed in response to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Urban Coalition on the status of low-income populations, including populations of color, in Minnesota. Since 1996, 56 community-based initiatives have received funding. The outcomes of Project REACH are as follows: 1) to build capacity by creating awareness that capacity was an issue (34 technical assistance grants @ $5000); 2) to create genuine interest in what works in communities with a focus on evaluation (10 grants @ $100,000 each); 3) to foster shared decision-making in grant awards through a public-private proposal review board and a national advisory panel. Three projects will discuss results, lessons learned and system change as a result of the project. A Minnesota Department of Health representative will give a public health system viewpoint of community partnerships. The Allina discussant will close the session with lessons learned and translation into clinical practice and systems change
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Facilitator(s):Janny Dwyer Brust, MPH
2:30 PMMinority Health Public-Private Partnerships: Minnesota Department of Health Perspective
Ryan Church, MBA
2:42 PMPhillips Neighborhood Healthy Housing Initiative: Promoting a Healthy Partnership Between a Community and its Institutions
Catherine Jordan
2:54 PMProject REACH: Lessons Learned and Translation into Clinical Practice
Georgianna Lee Bell, MPH, MBA
3:06 PMProject REACH: Reducing Health Disparities and Building Capacity Through Public-Private Partnerships
Janny Dwyer Brust, MPH
3:18 PMImproving Teacher Asthma Knowledge in the Minneapolis Public Schools
Gail Brottman, MD
3:30 PMLessons Learned: The Northside Breastfeeding Campaign
Bonny Skovbroten, RN, MAN, Patricia Splett, RD, PhD
Sponsor:Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Cosponsors:Food and Nutrition; Health Administration

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA