4195.0 Healthy communities, Healthy states - Key Aspects of a Sucessful Federal, State & Community Partnership Model

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 12:30 PM
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 elevated prevention to a national priority and highlighted the need to strengthen partnerships between State and local governments and community groups. The federal National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Councilís inaugural July 2010 Annual Status Report also underscored the need for strong and effective prevention systems at all levels: ďInterventions can only be as effective as the systems that implement them. Quality state, local, and federal public health infrastructure is critical to success. For more than a decade, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationís (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) has engaged in partnerships with all 50 States and 10 federal Jurisdictions to conduct in-depth analyses of their current level of organizational development and ability to partner with communities to use assessment and planning processes to identify and effectively address priority community health issues. The analyses are grounded in system approaches and include community-level input to identify key strengths and challenges and develop recommendations for future growth and development. In addition to guiding the planning and coordination of technical assistance at the State and local levels, the analyses also provide an important record of changes in State and community prevention systems over time. Information from the analyses are incorporated into profiles that are updated regularly to provide CSAP with succinct, at-a-glance information on key prevention system status indicators for each State and Jurisdictions and their communities. This presentation will provide an overview of key prevention system analysis findings to date.
Session Objectives: - Describe methods that can be used for State and local prevention system development - Discuss strategies for assessing the organizational development of State and local health-infrastructure - Identify key elements of effective assessment and health planning processes

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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