142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Models of Collaboration Involving Public Health Departments, Hospitals and Other Community Partners

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Angela Carman, DrPH, MBA, PHR, CHE, ASQ-CQIA , College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Lawrence Prybill, PhD, LFACHE , College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD , Health Management and Policy, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Lexington, KY
The goal of this session is to share lessons learned from the study - Models of Collaboration involving Public Health Departments, Hospitals and Other Community Partners.  The need to accelerate positive change and the potential benefits of enhancing collaboration between public health departments, hospitals and other community partners  have provided the impetus for this study.  The overall purpose of this study has been:                                                               

To identify, compare, and contrast exceptional models of collaborative partnerships involving community hospitals, public health departments, and other stakeholders who share commitment to improving community health and determine the key lessons learned from their experience.

Nominations of successful partnerships were solicited, on a national basis, in concert with AcademyHealth, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Association for Community Health Improvement, the Catholic Health Association, the National Association of County & City Health Officials, state and metropolitan hospital associations, and the Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks.  Utilizing an advisory committee of experts in public health, healthcare and community engagement, nominations received were screened to produce a list of partnerships exhibiting geographic, programmatic and structural diversity as well as program success and sustainability.  Site visits, qualitative interviews and analysis provided insights into the elements of strong, successful partnerships designed to improve community health.  Early study analysis reveals core characteristics of these partnerships include breadth of partners, clear goals and objectives, strong leadership, performance evaluation and improvement metrics.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Identify models of collaboration between public health departments, hospitals and their community partners found in a national study. Compare models of collaboration on the basis of number and type of partnerships, focus areas - single or multiple projects, and measurement of outcomes. Discuss insights obtained from a qualitative study of partnerships that can assist policymakers and leaders of public and private organizations in building strong, successful, sustainable partnerships designed to improve community health.

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

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Bosomworth Professor of HSR at the university of Kentucky. I am a Co Principle Investigator on the grant and helped to prepared the presentation.
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.