230776 Leadership From the Private Sector to Increase the Community's Capacity to Get Results: Examples of Professional Facilitation, Process Support and Innovative Use of Technology

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Chris Adams , President, TAG Strategies, Denver, CO
Private sector leadership and partnerships can provide an alternative solution for public health professionals to engage in work to reduce social injustice. TAG Strategies is a consulting firm founded in 1998 with the mission of providing professional facilitation, community engagement, policy analysis and leadership development to government, non-profits and foundations. The focus has always been on improving health, health care and addressing the social determinants of health. Projects that will be shared in this panel include: The Governor's Dialogue on Health Care Vision and Values. This effort, completed in 2008, was a statewide community engagement process that sought to develop consensus on a basic vision for Colorado's health care system and to understand the values it is based on. Bighorn Leadership Development Program at Colorado State University. This bipartisan public policy leadership development program has been in operation since 2001 and focuses on leadership in the public sector first, and then encourages interest-based collaboration to produce results. Health Access Pueblo and Health Access San Luis Valley. These projects, which are variations on the successful multi-share model pioneered in Muskegon, Michigan, are broad community collaborations that seek to involve the entire community in creating access to affordable basic health care in a sustainable way. High-quality process support helped leaders to build effective Collaboration to launch their projects (including getting statutory authority to operate) in a fraction of the time it took other communities.

Learning Areas:
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the role of professional facilitiation and process suppport to enhance the community's capacity to address social justice issues in public health.

Keywords: Community Capacity, Community Collaboration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present because I have fifteen years of experience providing public policy development and community engagement services.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Colorado Hospital Association N/A Consultant
Colorado Medical Association N/A Consultant
Community Catalyst n/a Consultant
TAG Strategies n/a President

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.