142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Creating Healthy Communities by Working Effectively Across Sectors

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014

Barbara Joyce, PhD, CNS, RN , Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO
Brian Kates, CPRP , City of Colorado Springs, Meadows Park Community Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Kelley Christians, RD , El Paso County Public Health, Colorado Springs, CO
Mia Ramirez, MPH , Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
Emily Epstein, MPH , Healthy Schools Successful Students, Harrison School District 2, Colorado Springs, CO

The purpose of this presentation is to describe a multi-sectoral collaboration to promote and protect the health of youth living in high risk communities.  With support from the Centers for Disease Control and the Public Health Institute, the Colorado Springs Community Center Collaborative was created through the 2013 National Applied Leadership Award.  This award was able to bring together a diverse group of community leaders representing multiple sectors of society to learn about and practice skills needed for successful collaborative leadership practice through Center for Health Leadership and Practice to increase capacity for genuinely collaborative and productive partnerships between government, healthcare and community leaders through training and experiential learning. Throughout the year, the collaborative developed a structured organizational framework used to guide collaborative activities, a logic model to guide program implementation and adopted a model used for monitoring and evaluation.  This presentation will highlight a local community health success story, demonstrating how intersectoral leadership development enhances the collective work of community/public health educators, public health service providers, city government and community based organizations to work to reduce health disparities and inequity.  Successes include achievements and lessons learned about how to move a community health agenda forward by leveraging multi-sector partnerships and community relationships.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the National Applied Leadership Award and support for multi-sectoral collaboration and community capacity building. Demonstrate how to move the community health agenda forward by leveraging multi-sector partnerships. Identify an opportunity to engage the academic community in a public health nursing project that promotes social justice and equity.

Keyword(s): Community-Based Health, Community-Based Partnership & Collaboration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Joyce holds BSN from Indiana University,MSN from TX Woman’s University & PhD from University of MS. Recognized for her leadership in collaborative education & practice in public health. Serves as Board Member & Chair of Research Workgroup of the Public Health Nursing Association of CO & member of Board of Directors of Association of Community Health Nurse Educators. Chair of the CO Community Center Collaborative & leads the Colorado Springs National Applied Leadership Award.
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.