189700 Systems Thinking Theory Panel Paper #5

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 9:42 AM

Frances Stillman, EdD , Johns Hopkins, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
The Initiative on the Study and Implementation of Systems (ISIS), a four-year project sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), represents an innovative approach to understanding and ultimately managing the interplay of the various social, biological and behavioral elements that lead to tobacco use and cessation. Through ISIS, NCI has supported a careful exploration of four elements of systems approaches to improving tobacco control: systems organizing, system dynamics, system networks, and systems knowledge. Together these elements constitute a systems thinking approach to problem solving. Each presentation on this panel will concern itself with some aspect of systems thinking.

Learning Objectives:
An appreciation for the role systems thinking can play in solving complex probelms in public health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: researcher, books and articles
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.