Joining forces to improve community health: Fourteen hospitals and four local public health departments partnering to meet federal community health needs assessment requirements
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe the evolution and structure of the hospital-public health partnership in the Portland, OR- Vancouver, WA metropolitan area. Describe factors contributing to successful collaboration in completing a community health needs assessment and lessons learned.
Keyword(s): Community Health Assessment, Hospitals
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Convener of the Healthy Columbia Willamette Group, a collaborative comprised of fourteen hospitals and four county health departments in Oregon and Washington. As the Convener, I supervise staff responsible for the assessment design, assessment implementation, community engagement activities, web-based dashboards, qualitative data collection, and reporting.
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.