256059 Strategic Mapping in State Primary Care Efforts

Monday, October 29, 2012

Albert Terrillion, DrPH, CPH , Family and Community Health, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Arlington, VA
Primary care work in the states continues to be an essential part of access to care for underserved and rural areas. Disparities exist throughout this country and states are taking several steps to address population health with federal and local efforts. In an effort to support these continuing efforts, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) convened several multi-level and multi-sector partners to strategically map out support for state and territorial efforts to improve state and territorial primary care efforts. The result is a strategic map that builds out the cross-cutting priority of ASTHO into an instrument that can:

Drive all of ASTHO's work in primary care Ensure alignment with key partners and with several levels Provide guidance for the state public health infrastructure

The mapping meeting included a substantive dialogue and sharing of ideas between top subject matter experts throughout the country, examined the current role of state and territories in primary care efforts, and how ASTHO can best support these efforts. This presentation will be a unique look at how strategic mapping can support primary care efforts in the states and territories and provide direction for support of this vital area.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Diversity and culture
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe the process and results of strategic mapping in state primary care efforts

Keywords: Access to Care, Primary Care

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Doctor of Public Health with content expertise in this area and the principle investigator for this project.
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.