Online Program

Moving beyond data collection: Community coaching to move health improvement plans into action

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Marion Ceraso, MHS, MA, Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Kate Konkle, MPH, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, UW Population Health Institute, Madison, WI
Lesley Wolf, BA, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, Madison, WI
Kim Contardi, MPH, Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Peter Layde, MD, MSc, Injury Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Karen Timberlake, JD, UW Population Health Institute, Madison, WI
National accreditation guidelines for public health agencies and Affordable Care Act mandates for non-profit hospitals are driving changes in community health improvement planning. In Wisconsin, many communities collect data and develop needs assessments and health improvement plans in the interest of forging stronger partnerships for health. However, many lose momentum in moving these plans into action. The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute piloted an evidence-based train-the-trainer curriculum for a multi-sectoral cohort of “community coaches” to accelerate community success in developing effective partnerships for implementing policy, systems and environmental changes to improve community health.

The curriculum was designed to train local community leaders as coaches who engage their communities in the improvement process and address key areas where communities often get “stuck” in moving from planning to action. These areas include effective partnership building and community engagement, cultural humility, asset mapping, group facilitation, action and evaluation planning, public health communication, and implementing policy, systems and environmental change.

In this presentation, the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute will discuss key components of a best practices curriculum for multi-sectoral leaders who are coaching their own communities as they move from health improvement planning to action. We will also describe lessons learned in piloting this train-the-trainer curriculum for community coaches and future plans for implementation.

Learning Areas:

Program planning
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss strategies for recruiting a diverse cohort of coaches to support implementation of community health improvement plans. Describe successes and challenges of piloting a train-the-trainer curriculum on moving from community health improvement planning to action.

Keyword(s): Community Capacity, Community Health Planning

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a University of Wisconsin staff member employed as the program manager for the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, a statewide public health leadership training program. I have been working with communities in Wisconsin for five years. I have been directly providing training and technical assistance in the area of community health improvement and developed the curriculum for community coaches in Wisconsin.
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.

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