Online Program

Achieving Collective Public Health Impact: Building Bridges Between Funders and Community Coalitions

Monday, November 4, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
One purpose of the 2013 APHA Annual Meeting is to address gaps in public health practitioners’ knowledge and performance, as well as to identify best practices in addressing general public health issues. By offering opportunities whereby the public health funding community can help to address these purposes, APHA will: help to define the funder/donors’ role in the larger public health sector, initiate cross sector education and planning, and ultimately create avenues that can bring best practices to the local level. The proposed session will discuss both the benefits and challenges of including public health funders when planning and implementing comprehensive, innovative, community-based efforts. It will highlight several national initiatives made possible only through funder/coalition partnerships, and facilitate discussion on what was learned and why public health funders need to work more closely within their communities while better sharing public health funding best practices with other grantmakers and donors.
Session Objectives: (A) The objectives of the session are two-fold. First, for community partners/non-profits, the objectives are to: Describe the benefits to having funders at the table early-on in a project planning process. Identify the processes involved in starting and maintaining collaborations with funders. Explain how grantmakers can actively take part in local public health community efforts. (B) Second, for the public health grantmakers/donors, the objectives are to: Describe the benefits of involvement in local public health planning endeavors. Explore ways to partner with public health-focused nonprofits, share work with other foundations, and communicate the need for collaboration to our boards. Identify methods by which grantmakers can share ideas and best practices that will increase our creativity, leverage our dollars and strengthen the practice of public health.
Torrey Wasserman, MBA, MHA

Table 1
A New Funding Model: Improving Public Health through Learning & Change Strategies   
Maureen Doyle-Scharff, MBA, FACEHP, CCMEP and Sally Guttmacher, PHD, MPhil
Table 2
Starting Strong in Illinois Collaborative   
Claudia A. Baier, MPH, Kuliva N. Wilburn, MPH, Clarita Santos, MPH, Janine Lewis, BS, MPH, PhD(c), Nanette Silva, MPH, Donna L. Gerber, MA, MBA and Margie Schaps, MPH
Table 5
Bringing Voice to Communities through Convenings   
Brian Castrucci, MA and Katie Sellers, DrPH, CPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA
Endorsed by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Public Health Social Work, Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Community Health Planning and Policy Development

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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