238429 Cultivating Collaborative and Strategic Partnerships

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 10:15 AM

Branalyn Williams, MPH , Division of Adult and Community Health/Healthy Communities Program, CDC, Atlanta, GA
The purpose of this presentation is to describe the importance of partnerships in implementing policy, systems, and environmental change strategies; to illustrate how to engage diverse partners; and to discuss how public health impact can be magnified through collaborative and strategic partnerships. Participants will also learn how to employ the facilitated leadership model when fostering local partnerships.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe key steps to developing collaborative partnerships with local leaders and stakeholders. Assess existing partnerships to identify gaps in representation. List at least three critical sectors organizations and individuals to engage during community mobilization. Define the facilitated leadership model and how it can be utilized to attract partners to transform health.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I received my Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science from Wake Forest University and a Master of Public Health from the Boston University School of Public Health. I served in a 3-year Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS) program management fellowship. I was assigned to the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness for a 2-year field assignment to manage a community physical activity and nutrition program designed to encourage Louisville citizens to “move more and eat better.” Currently, I coordinate the CDC's ACHIEVE program, develop and present training curricula focused on chronic disease prevention and policy implementation, serve as a project officer for the Strategic Alliance for Health Program and the State and Territorial Health Departments Collaborative, and support the development and evaluation of translation and dissemination tools and resources.
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.