272822 State and Community Health Improvement Planning Tools

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Melody Parker , Health Department and Systems Development Branch, CDC/OSTLTS/DPHPI, Atlanta, GA
This panelist will discuss the various forces at work guiding or requiring organizations to conduct community health assessments and health improvement planning—including public health department accreditation, community benefit requirements, and state mandates. Special attention will be paid to tracing the historical roots of health improvement planning models from the 1980s to more recent health improvement tools. The panelist will highlight common elements across state and community health improvement planning frameworks, as well as differences to consider when selecting tools and frameworks to guide the health department improvement planning process. The relationship between those common elements and the Public Health Accreditation Board requirements for a state, community, or tribal health improvement plan will also be addressed. The panelist will end with a discussion on technical assistance opportunities and resources available from CDC.

Learning Objectives:
1) Explain the key forces driving many organizations to conduct community health assessments and health improvement planning 2) Discuss the common elements that are included in most health improvement planning frameworks 3) Identify CDC activities and resources for supporting state and community health improvement planning

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been active in public health services and systems research efforts since the early 2000s. I have lead and participated in work on tool design, evaluation, planning and implementation.
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.