4186.0 Leading Collaborative Community Health Efforts

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
Partnerships between community-based organizations and academic institutions in integrative health programs provide a unique platform for multiple stakeholders in the community to increase their sustainable in-house capacity for program evaluation and their ability to make evidence-based decisions in program strategies. Community-based interventions are increasingly required to develop collaboratives (a structure or group working together to achieve a shared vision) to affect change across the socio-ecological model. However, as most public health professionals are acutely aware there are challenges in sustaining collaborative efforts, and although there is greater push for collaboration, collaboratives don't always succeed (NAACHO 2007). Presentations in this session address these issues and more, such as utilizing a novel approach to educate communities about targeted issues in limited resource environments, collaborating to compile a compendium of health information on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in CA, investigating non-medical interventions linked with measurable health improvements, exploring how organizational network analysis can assist future collaboratives understand the effect of identified hurdles throughout the life cycle of the effort, and creating an integrative health program with local churches to address the growing medical needs in the rural, underserved populations.
Session Objectives: Identify 4 ways to improve the health of all Americans through non-medical sector policies. Demonstrate the use of social network analysis in diagnosing the success and failure of collaboratives. List three benefits of using a conceptual framework in evaluation training.

12:30 PM
Collaborative health planning to address urban community health needs in a limited resource environment
Joan Gray, BSN, MPH, Bernadette M. West, PhD, MA, Nancy Gerrity, MSN, RN, HO, Jean F. Mouch, MD, MPH and Thomas Jones
12:45 PM
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health in California Report: A State-Level Collaboration and Analysis
Winston Tseng, PhD, Ninez Ponce, MPP, PhD, Paul Ong, PhD, Yen Ling Shek, Selena Ortiz, MPH and Melissa Gatchell, MPH
1:00 PM
RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America
Wilhelmine Miller, PhD, David R. Williams, PhD, MPH and Paula A. Braveman, MD, MPH
1:15 PM
Using Social Network Analysis to Diagnose Hurdles in Sustaining Collaboratives
Alberto J.F. Cardelle, PhD, MPH, Lyndsay Nybeck, MPH, CHES and Leah Posivak, MPH candidate

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)