241077 Group Report Out of Simulation Exercise

Saturday, October 29, 2011: 3:45 PM

Jessica Retrum, PhD, LCSW , School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
While there are forums for discussing how organizational effectiveness might be improved, organizational administrators and network leaders have little guidance on how best to effectively design and manage a network. Specifically, public health departments are looking for resources on how to evaluate their collaborative processes and use these data and information systems to systematically inform management decisions. Although the increased use of network data is evident, management strategies based on these data are lacking. There is a growing need within the public health sector for literature, research, and tools on how to use network data to engage in strategic collaborative management. Public health departments are seeking input from strategists, consultants, and academics to help them engage in evaluation and planning. The objective of this part of the course is to report out the results of a data-driven management approach to effectively implement quality improvement (QI) in public health collaboratives, in turn providing basis for a strategic management approach. Participants will present the responses to the simulation exercise and their groups' management approaches reached through collective decision making.

Learning Areas:
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Identify resources and tools for implementing the quality improvement techniques of Strategic Collaborative Management (SCM).

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present this content as the PARTNER PostDoc. I have extensive experience in presentation, facilitation, and teaching.
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.