142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Building global partnerships that achieve sustainability and positive outcomes

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Daniel West Jr., PhD , Health Administration and Human Resources, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
Steve Szydlowski, DHA, MHA, MBA
Why is it that some partnerships never become sustainable or achieve the intended outcomes?   Research suggests that there are critical design considerations and activites, that if properly implemented, can enhance partnership life expectancy.   The presentation uses outcome data from three university based health management education partnerships implemented in Slovakia, Georgia and Mexico.   These partnerships have been successful and sustainable for 15 years.   All three partnerships have similar design features that enable success.   Specific activites are discussed as a way of enhancing and increasing positive outcomes and longevity. In addition to design parameters, there are behavioral-social-economic-cultural considerations that must be understood, isolated and built into the organizational structure and design of the partnership to increase commitment and solidarity.   There are very common mistakes that can be circumvented thus increasing the ability to plan for the future using realistic and measureable goals and objectives.   This presentation uses outcome research data to identify key variables that increase the probablity of success, and isolates critical elements that impede growth and innovation.   Participants will learn how to avoid dysfuntional behaviors and how to implement activies that move the partnership from good to great.  Specific leadership competencies are identified and discussed to navigate change.   Two recent survey research studies conducted for the Commission on Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) will be used to identify partnership activites of CAHME accredited graduate programs that have enabled faculty to engage in sustained research and teaching efforts in global health managment education in serveral countries outside the USA.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe critical elements in a partnership that insures success Compare outcomes achieved in three different countries Identify factors that impede growth and development of a partnership Isolate dysfunctional activities that precipitate failure

Keyword(s): Public/Private Partnerships, Sustainability

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been directing international projects in Slovakia, Tbilisi, Georgia and Mexico. I have presented research and professional papers at APHA, ACHE, AAMA, MGMA and other international conferences in over 10 countries. I have compiled outcome data on several international projects and received grant funding from AIHA, USAID and DOE in the last 10 years.
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.