274860 Healthy Alaskans in Healthy Communities: A Cross Jurisdictional Collaboration to Improve Health Outcomes

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Beverly K. Wooley, BS, RD, CHES , Community Health Services Division, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, AK
This session will provide information on ways to enhance cross jurisdictional collaboration to improve public health performance, identify public health priorities, set performance improvement targets, and to increase commitment among partners and stakeholders to undertake shared public health objectives. The experience of cross jurisdictional collaboration in the state of Alaska will be used as a case study to exemplify and describe the steps taken to achieve a successful partnership. By leveraging resources made available through CDC's National Public Health Improvement Initiative, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and State of Alaska (SOA) have aligned activities to conduct a statewide health assessment utilizing the Healthy People 2020 framework. Information will be shared on why and how the collaboration was formed, the role of leadership, the working structure, and opportunities and challenges encountered. The model presented and lessons learned will be useful for other agencies aiming to establish cross jurisdiction collaborations to address health outcomes and disparities, particularly those interested in increasing collaborations between tribal and non-tribal entities.

Learning Areas:
Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning

Learning Objectives:
1) Describe the rationale for leveraging resources and pursuing cross jurisdictional efforts to improve public health performance. 2) Identify success factors and strategies for developing or enhancing cross jurisdictional collaboration and the working structure employed to conduct a statewide health assessment utilizing the Healthy People 2020 framework.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Community Health Systems Performance Improvement Director for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and serve as the Performance Improvement Manager for the NPHII grant. I was formerly the Director of the State of Alaska Division of Public Health, and the former Director of the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services.
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.