211350 Successful Public-Private Partnerships: Community health improvement through non-profit-government collaboration

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 2:30 PM

Erin S. Marziale, MPH , National Network of Public Health Institutes, New Orleans, LA
Public Health Institutes (independent, nonprofit organizations) and governmental public health have consistently partnered to address complex health issues in their communities. Through these partnerships, institutes and health departments have implemented population health programs spanning a wide variety of topics. Together, they have conducted community assessment and planning and have been on the cutting edge of national public health movements, such as accreditation. Public health institutes and government also work together to advocate for effective health policy that creates the conditions for healthier communities. Institutes and governmental public health strengthen the fabric of the public health system by building public-private partnerships between each other and with other partners such as academia, business and other non-profits. These partnerships encourage a new level of accountability, to each other as partners and to their communities.

This session will give an overview of institutes and highlight two examples of successful partnerships with local health departments. The core competencies of institutes and an exploration of their unique roles as conveners will be shared.

Learning Objectives:
Describe one public health institute's partnership with a governmental public health agency. Discuss a specific intervention that was successful through a public-private partnership. Identify at least one alliance for accomplishing public health goals.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As program manager for member services, part of my responsibilities include presenting the general characteristics of public health institute and NNPHI as well as share information on the competencies and capacities of institutes. Additionally, I am familiar with the individual activities of members of the network and often coordinate appropriate speakers for national meetings, webinars and other presentations. I facilitated the NNPHI APHA innovation session in 2008 as well.
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.