142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Using system thinking and place-based approaches to assess health system development and performance

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Sunday, November 16, 2014 : 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Laurie Barger Sutter , State Technical Assistance Group, JBS International, Lincoln, NE
This presentation will discuss the use of systems theory and place-based approaches to assess current cross-sector health system behaviors and identify priorities for future development. Participants will explore a structured assessment framework that has been successfully implemented at local, regional, state and tribal levels to elicit stakeholder knowledge to analyze the degree to which: 1) leadership is coordinated across sectors and organizational boundaries, 2) system capacity is adequate to achieve desired outcomes, and 3) effective processes and practices are being used by the system and its members. The presentation will also discuss core assessment areas and indicators, and processes for helping stakeholders prioritize assessment findings to guide system planning and development. As part of the presentation, participants will review assessment tools and processes and engage in interactive large and small group discussions.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain how systems theory and place-based approaches can be used to understand and support health system development across different areas of practice. Describe key indicators and methodologies for assessing and prioritizing indicators for health system development.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have 30 years of experience developing and directing comprehensive social, public and behavioral health initiatives across organizational boundaries at all levels to develop sustainable organizational capacity and collaborative, multidisciplinary partnerships that use systems approaches to effectively identify and address complex social and public health priorities. I have also directed multiple federally-funded grants and contracts focused on health system development and organizational capacity, and have extensive experience presenting at the national, state and regional levels.
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.