5034.0 Innovative Approaches to Building Healthy Communities Using a Multiple Level Network of National, State and Community Partners

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 8:30 AM
This session will provide information about the ACHIEVE national movement and its novel approaches towards building healthy communities. Discussion will include background and history of ACHIEVE, formulation of recommendations for local and state partners that need to be involved to affect policy change, the descriptions of Action Guides and other technical assistance tools, and appropriate evaluation strategies for ACHIEVE and other policy, systems, and environmental change strategies. Throughout the session, presenters will make recommendations and share ideas related to using a unified approach between partners at the local, state, and national levels to effectively address chronic disease
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and Environmental Change (ACHIEVE) national movement and how it is advancing policy change to prevent and manage chronic diseases 2. Describe the Action Guides developed to assist communities with policy implementation 3. Discuss evaluation strategies and methods appropriate for policy, systems, and environmental change evaluation

8:50 AM
9:10 AM
Sharing the paradigm shift: Evaluating policy, systems and environmental change strategies
Ann Ussery-Hall, MPH, Jennie Hefelfinger, MS, Alice Patty, MSH and Jaclyn King, MPH
9:30 AM
Bringing everyone to the table: Linking multiple level partners for community policy change
Jennie Hefelfinger, MS, Ann Ussery-Hall, MPH, Alice Patty, MSH and Alice Patty, MSH

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)