241807 Utilizing participatory management (PM) theory to guide the health security card (HSC) research project

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM

Cheryl Irmiter, PhD, LCSW, CADC , Aging and Community Health, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
Lauren E. Walsh, MPH , Public Health Readiness Office, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
James James, MD, DrPH, MHA , Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
The Center for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response (CPHPDR) at the American Medical Association (AMA) completed the first of a three year $1.3 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a health security card (HSC) with essential health information to identify individuals and meet immediate health needs in a disaster or public health emergency.

The HSC project involves an overarching Participatory Management (PM) approach which is being utilized to guide community-based participatory research, including multi-disciplinary shared decision-making by key organizations. The AMA has engaged a number of partners as Core Collaborators (CC), including federal and public health liaisons, and experts in health information technology and emergency preparedness.

The CCs provide broad leadership and input on the development of the HSC project. Their responsibilities are to: (1) identify other key partner organizations and similar projects; (2) report back to senior decision makers in their respective organizations about the project; (3) obtain organizational "buy in" for the project; and (4) nominate and support individuals to serve as active members of Project Advisory Team (PAT) Workgroups.

The AMA is responsible for the grant and provides the key staffing. It facilitates the decisions of the CCs and PAT Workgroups. At this point, the HSC CCs have addressed 1) minimum data elements for inclusion; 2) common terminologies for selecting vehicles, modalities and software platforms for the project; and, 3) issues and challenges related to broad acceptance of the HSC product among diverse community populations, especially at-risk populations.

Learning Areas:
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe the Participatory Management (PM) Approach that the American Medical Association (AMA) has employed in directing the activities of this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant.

Keywords: Research, Consensus

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: SmartCards

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I act as the Research Coordinator on this particular grant.
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.