Online Program

Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund: Implementation Strategy

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Cheryl Bartlett, Health Care Administration, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Yarmouth Port, MA
The Massachusetts legislature recently dedicated $60 million to a new Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund as part of a board effort to contain health care costs and improve quality of care. The Massachusetts Department of Public is charged with developing an implementation strategy to address the state's most costly preventable health conditions and reduce health disparities. This presentation will describe the process used to create that strategy and the current status of implementation.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe the implementation strategy for the Massachusetts Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund. Explain the role of the Department of Public Health and the Prevention and Wellness Advisory Board. Describe the evaluation plan, lessons learned, and challenges in implementation to date.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and I have held numerous leadership positions at DPH. I am a former director of DPH’s Bureau of Community Health and Prevention where I spearhead nationally recognized programs like the Mass in Motion anti-childhood obesity campaign.
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.