238448 Implementing Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Strategies

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 3:00 PM

Aisha Penson, MEd, CHES , Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Northrop Grumman, Atlanta, GA
The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the intricate steps of the implementation process. Participants will review case studies that draw from and utilize various CDC resources to implement Community Actions Plans that employ policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. Case studies will be examined to analyze strengths and weaknesses during the implementation phase to identify components for replication.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Discuss at least three community examples of implementation of policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. Analyze key strengths and weaknesses during implementation phase.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as an evaluation specialist/health research analyst within the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís Healthy Communities Program (HCP). I provide evaluation support across several HCP efforts, including providing leadership in developing and implementing a state-of-the-art national evaluation and monitoring system. I develop technical support materials for HCPís Strategic Alliance for Health (SAH) communities, Pioneering Healthier Communities (PHC), and ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and EnVironmental ChangE) communities, as well as provide leadership for the development and successful dissemination of SAH's Implementation Guides. Additionally, I review documented progress, and analyze existing and proposed policy, systems, and environmental change strategies implemented by HCP communities. I have presented to numerous national and local audiences, and have authored or co-authored research articles for professional journals.
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.