254083 Leadership Development for Community Health Improvement – Cambridge Public Health Department Community Health Improvement Initiatives

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 8:50 AM

Claude-Alix Jacob, MPH , Cambridge Public Health Department, Cambridge, MA
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 and community health improvement. I will highlight the community health improvement initiatives that the Cambridge Public Health Department has engaged in and also provide the personal leadership story of the Department's Chief Public Health Officer's commitment to community improvement initiatives and how training from the National Public Health Leadership Institute and the Emerging Public Health Leadership program helped prepare me for the community improvement initiatives I have engaged in.

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 system’s 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 the Chief Public Health Officer at the Cambridge Public Health Department which has a strong emphasis on community.
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.