238464 Sustaining Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Strategies

Sunday, October 30, 2011: 4:15 PM

Phyllis Nichols, MPH , Division of Adult and Community Health - Healthy Communities Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
This presentation will describe: 1) how policy, systems, and environmental change strategies promote sustainable change; and 2) key steps involved in developing a sustainability plan for maintaining and continuing these strategies. Participants will also learn the importance of leveraging resources and maintaining partnerships in order to sustain community efforts.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health
Program planning
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Explain how the use of policy, systems, and environmental change strategies promotes sustainable change in communities. Describe key steps involved in developing a sustainability plan.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I hold a Masters of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. I began my career at CDC in 2000 in the Division of Oral Health, followed by a three-year Research Fellowship with the Epidemiology Program Office, where Phyllis worked on the Community Guide to Preventive Services, authored and co-authored 10 manuscripts on evidence-based chronic disease prevention, which have been published in the AJPM, the Diabetes Educator, and the MMWR. Prevention and Control where she worked with the National I currently serve as a Public Health Advisor at CDC, working with multiple states, counties, cities, and tribes to implement policy, systems, and environmental change strategies to prevent and control chronic diseases.
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.