236989 County Health Rankings in action (Part I)

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 8:30 AM

Julie A. Willems Van Dijk, RN PhD , School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, Madison, WI
This session will discuss the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) Action Cycle and strategies for enrolling diverse partners in community health inmprovement. Participants will work individually and in small groups, assisted by course faculty, to use County Health Rankings tools to review their county's Rankings data and identify next steps in community health improvement planning.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Program planning
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the MATCH Take Action cycle. 2. Describe strategies for enrolling diverse partners in community health improvement. 3. Review your county’s Rankings data to identify possible health priorities, key partners, and next steps.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a public health professional for 23 years and have worked both in local public health practice and public health research. Since 2009, I have led community engagement efforts for the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health project and have gathered information from both local communities around the nation and the literature to prepare this session.
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.