250672 Bringing Prevention to Scale: The Power of Leveraging Assets Across Multiple Sectors

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 11:15 AM

James Krieger, MD, MPH , Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section, Public Health - Seattle and King County, Seattle, WA
Dr. Jim Krieger is Chief of the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Section at Public Health - Seattle & King County, and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Health Services at the University of Washington. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Childhood Obesity Action for Local Governments in 2008- 2009. He partners with NACCHO as founding chair of the Big Cities Chronic Disease Community of Practice. He co-chairs Advancing the Movement, which is building a learning and action network among 100s of places working on building healthy communities. Dr. Krieger is the Principal Investigator for Seattle & King County's obesity and tobacco Communities Putting Prevention to Work program. Some of its major initiatives include incorporating healthy community elements into local planning and land use decisions; improving food quality and physical activity in schools; reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, promoting procurement of healthy foods by local governments and institutions, increasing access to healthy foods at corner stores, creating tobacco-free environments in public housing, parks and hospitals; all of which require the engagement of local government, school, food retail and distribution, public housing, and health care sectors to make these changes a reality. This speaker will discuss the importance of multi-sector engagement for the future of public health. By partnering with multiple sectors, public health can encourage them to address determinants of health as part of their core business and leverage their assets to improve community well-being and reduce health inequities.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe how public health can work cross-sectorally to leverage resources and improve community health. Describe how actions across multiple sectors can be integrated to achieve synergy and greater impact.

Keywords: Chronic Diseases, Partnerships

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified because I am a CPPW Principal Investigator and oversee multi-sector chronic disease prevention activities in Seattle and King County.
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.