3319.0 What Do Systems Have To Do With It? Developing Community/State Health Improvement Plans Informed By The NPHPSP System Assessment

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 PM
State and community health improvement planning (SHIP/CHIP) provides a framework for improving public health. These plans are used by public health agencies and their partners to prioritize critical health issues and identify the resources to address them. Common elements of health improvement plans and the role of state / community health departments in engaging public health system partners in working together more effectively to address important health issue will be explored in this session. State and community health improvement plans consider a variety of assessment data and other information prior to identifying health priorities and improvement strategies. This session will discuss how an assessment of the public health systemís capacity and performance using the National Public Health Performance Standards (NPHPSP) can inform the state or community health improvement process and effectively engage public health system partners. Speakers will provide examples and lessons learned from the inclusion of system performance data within state and community health improvement planning activities. Attention will also be given to the connection with national public health agency accreditation, examining the role of both systems and agencies in improving public health.
Session Objectives: 1) Describe common elements of state and community health improvement processes; 2) Identify how the NPHPSP can provide important information for public health planning and priority setting; and 3) Discuss lessons learned from states and communities where NPHPSP assessments have been used in developing health improvement plans.
Valeria Carlson, MPH, CHES

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Organized by: APHA-Innovations Project

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