Building healthier communities: An evidence-based training model to increase effective cross-sector collaboration
Learning Areas:Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Define the nine Healthy Communities principles which inform in the MassForum for Creating Healthier Communities (MassForum) training model. Identify the unique features of the MassForum training model and how its team-based, cross-sector and community-driven format distinguishes it from other community health training techniques. Describe evidence of the model's positive influence on collective impact through sustainable, interdisciplinary and inter-agency partnerships. Identify best practices for replicating and delivering the MassForum model. Identify challenges and solutions presented by the training model survey data. Identify opportunities to apply the model in the context of health reform and other emerging public health infrastructure.
Keyword(s): Community-Based Partnership, Community Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I worked closely with Peter Lee to plan, deliver and evaluate the MassForum for Creating Healthier Communities, the topic of this abstract. I have over 15 years of experience managing public health training, policy and communications initiatives in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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