235736 Live Well, San Diego!: Breaking down silos and enhancing engagement to build better health

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 4:15 PM

Nick Macchione, MS, MPH, FACHE , Director, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego, CA
The purpose of this presentation is to review the four major themes of the Live Well, San Diego!, “Building Better Health,” Initiative and discuss how local governments can engage and involve internal departments and community partners from across disciplines to achieve health in all policies. This presentation will: - Highlight the key steps to creating a long term vision to improve health. - Demonstrate how to administratively and politically approach making systems and policy change within your agency and throughout the community. - Share San Diego's strategic direction, challenges, lessons learned and next steps. - Lead participants in a case study exercise to identify strategies and systems changes needed in their community. Participants will self-select into groups and discuss a case study in one of three policy areas. They will develop an action plan that will be brought back to the whole group for an interactive strategy session.

The Presenter will conclude with final reflections on advancing this work in communities.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Chronic disease management and prevention
Program planning
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify three strategies to implement systems change throughout your local government. 2. List two examples of how “Health” can be implemented into all government policies. 3. Discuss how to shift parallel and sometimes competing efforts into a convergence around a shared policy platform.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present on the content I am responsible for because I am the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency for County of San Diego. I have over 25 years of experience in the planning, management, and delivery of health care and human services.
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.