254082 Leadership Development for Community Health Improvement

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:30 AM

Carol Woltring, MPH , Center for Health Leadership & Practice, Oakland, CA
I have been asked to be a discussant for this presentation on the topic of leadership development for community health improvement due to my background and experience in public health leadership development as a director of a public health institute that emphasizes increasing the participants' leadership knowledge, skills, and commitment to leading and managing change; developing organizational; capacity; and building partnership that will contribute to eliminating health inequities by addressing the social determinants of health and by promoting healthy communities in healthy environment. This presentation will highlight how the California/Hawaii Public Health Leadership Institute helps train and prepare public health leadership in community health improvement initiative.

Learning Areas:
Program planning
Public health or related education
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Identify opportunities for leadership development in their region and what they offer. Increase their understanding of the role of leadership development programs in strengthening individual skills and abilities and health systemís capacity. Gain insight into leadership challenges in shifting paradigms in public health. Develop a better understanding of the leadership skills, strategies and motivators needed to drive social change, health system transformation and engage the community.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Executive Director of the Center for Health Leadership and Pracitce.
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.